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Anderssen & Voll designs set of pentagonal poufs for Muuto

Oslo design studio Anderssen & Voll has created a collection of five-sided poufs with gently rounded corners for Danish brand Muuto.

The Five furniture is covered in stripe-textured fabric from Danish textile company Kvadrat. The upholstery is placed at contrasting angles around each of the pouf's sides.

New Pouf by Anderssen and Voll for Muuto

The material is also tailored into wedge-shaped sections that form a point at the centre of the furniture piece – an arrangement designed to resemble "lines of neatly ploughed fields".

The poufs are available in blue, grey, black and pink, and feature softly rounded edges to contrast their geometric form.

New Pouf by Anderssen and Voll for Muuto

"The Five pouf explores the possibilities and tension of the pentagon shape," said Anderssen & Voll, which previously reinterpreted Stefano Giovannoni's Bombo barstool – a piece that's appeared in sci-fi films and TV shows – for Italian brand Magis.

"The design process was very much about tailoring; the quilted ribs are seemingly wrapped around the shape and enhance the dynamics of the pentagon," said the studio.

New Pouf by Anderssen and Voll for Muuto

"The quilting adds softness to the seat, and the textiles we have chosen for Five are very responsive to the undulating surface of the cover," they added.

Resting on a wooden frame, the foam-filled furniture has feet that are hidden beneath the base.

The Five collection was exhibited at Paris trade fair Maison&Objet in September 2015.

New Pouf by Anderssen and Voll for Muuto

Anderssen & Voll has also designed a collection of indoor gardening tools, as well as a bright yellow moka pot with a wooden handle that references the shapes of traditional Japanese teapots.

Other recent additions to Muuto's range include lightweight spun aluminium pendants designed by TAF Architects and a range of lighting made from bamboo.

The brand has also updated its plastic shell chair with an injection-moulded wood-fibre composite, created by Copenhagen designers Aleksej Iskos and Boris Berlin, which is 100 per cent recyclable.