Table and pouffe hybrid designed
by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset

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Cologne 2014: Denmark design duo GamFratesi has combined a coffee table and pouffe to create footstools with integrated trays for French brand Ligne Roset (+ slideshow).

Trouf table and pouffe hybrid by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset

Trouf, a cross between a tray and a pouffe, was designed by GamFratesi with both hard and soft surfaces as a multi-functional piece of furniture.

Trouf table and pouffe hybrid by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset

"We wanted to join different functions just combining soft and hard surfaces, and create furniture where the different objects or moods find their place informally," Enrico Fratesi told Dezeen.

Trouf table and pouffe hybrid by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset

Wooden trays for holding food or drinks are set into the upholstered tops, offset so a fabric section at one end can be used for laptops, books or resting feet.

Trouf table and pouffe hybrid by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset

Rounded edges were designed so sharp corners wouldn't cause any issues when walking past. "It seemed correct to have a rounded shape," said Fratesi. "Since the position of the furniture is in front of a sofa or a lounge chair, we wanted to facilitate the passage between sitting and pouf - avoiding any kind of angle and the rigid part."

Trouf table and pouffe hybrid by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset

A palette of pastel colours was chosen for the fabric coverings, though these can be customised to match or stand out against the users' existing furniture.

Trouf table and pouffe hybrid by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset

"The colours that we have selected for these models are soft and nearly muted, but in fact the pouf can be upholstered with very different fabrics and colours so that can be in combination or contrast with the seat in front," Fratesi explained.

Trouf table and pouffe hybrid by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset

The surfaces are slightly raised on small white wooden legs. The trays are available in natural oak or stained the colour of anthracite, and can be removed along with the upholstery for cleaning.

Trouf is on display at Ligne Roset's stand located in Hall 11.3 at imm cologne until Sunday. It will also be shown at Maison&Objet outside Paris from 24 to 28 January.

  • Damian

    From the styling of the shots, I get a feeling this is supposed to be 2003? CD-Roms and a Powerbook G4? Is this already considered retro?

    • 2003

      And a book!

      • Damian

        A real book? Definitely retro then.

  • Concerned Citizen

    The design appears to be more mid-twentieth century. Can’t imagine a furniture style it would fit with. Maybe that’s why they are not shown in context.

  • Pat

    Just saw it yesterday at Ligne Roset stand in Cologne together with Inga Sempe sofa made with some colourful fabric, very nice!

  • Lior

    Love it. Very Scandinavian. However, my kids will stain the hell out of it.