in the making
How the KUTO pouf was conceived
Posted on January 24, 2017
Inspired by traditional woven patterns, we reimagined a Finnish birch bark basket in our new range of poufs with the name KUTO, derived from the Finnish ‘kutoa’ – ‘to weave’.
When choosing the material we opted for natural fibres and a durable structure of felted upholstery fabric, produced in Switzerland from high quality wool. The naturally water-repellent wool combines durability and softness , whilst the non-woven felted structure matches perfectly with the plaited design.
After months spent in the studio experimenting with forms and details the design was finally completed in summer 2016. We are now proud to introduce KUTO as a lovely addition to the Kumeko collection. Available in two forms, as a stool or ottoman, Kuto poufs come in four different colours that evoke the imagery of Nordic nature: Pine Forest, River Stone, Misty Morning and Winter’s Day.