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The Muffin Top: It's not all bad

Muffin Pouffe by Matteo Bianchi - source: designboom.com

Italian designer Matteo Bianchi's "Muffin Pouffe" looks good enough to eat. Or is it just that I am caught up in this crazy wonderful cupcake trend?

Muffin Pouffe by Matteo Bianchi - source: designboom.com

Presented at Tent London 2011 - one of the trade shows during London's September Design Festival, this handcrafted piece can be customized vanilla, strawberry ... with your choice of sprinkles! Muffin Pouffe is actually very functional despite its decorative exterior. Offering storage, seating, rest for aching feet ... this muffin would be a welcomed addition to any space needing a little sweetening up.

Muffin Pouffe by Matteo Bianchi - source: designboom.com

I get that this ottoman might be a little too sweet for some spaces, and a little too wacky for others. There are some more savory occasional storage pieces and ottoman options out there. A personal favorite is the Bovist Floor Cushion by the ever amazing Hella Jongerius:

Bovist Floor Cushion by Hella Jongerius for Vitra

Box Storage Unit by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec (yes, I found a way to fit R&E into this post!) for Vitra:

Box Storage Unit by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra

Box Storage Unit by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra

The Capelli Stool by Carol Catalano for Herman Miller:

Capelli Stool by Carol Catalano for Herman Miller

Capelli Stool by Carol Catalano for Herman Miller

Or Philippe Starck's adorable Gnomes Table/Stool which circle us right back to sweet as soon as you gaze into those sparkly gnome eyes and rosy cheeks.

Gnome Tables/Stools by Philippe Starck for Kartell

Gnome Tables/Stools by Philippe Starck for Kartell, gold finish

These little characters also serve a double, well triple, function: he is a table surface, a stool (foot or sitting), and chock a block full of personality. Gnome or cupcake, a bit of frivolity in a room just can't be all wrong.

 

Visit grshop.com to view the Bovist cusion, Box Storage Unit, Capelli Stool, and/or Gnome Table/Stools.

 

 

 

 

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