The Ernest Pouf (2011) by Donna Wilson is characteristic of the designer's playful nature, tactile aesthetic and timeless palette. Seeking a fun response to the problem of occasional seating, she designed the low-lying Pouf to bring a little softness, intimacy and color into the home. To make each Ernest Pouf, the cotton liner is hand-stuffed with an eco-friendly fiber made from recycled plastic bottles and then upholstered with knit panels, like segments of an orange. These zig-zag patterned lambswool panels are knit in Scotland using a traditional Fair Isle technique, and the comfortable Pouf is assembled by hand in Wilson's U.K. studio. The wool cover is removable for cleaning. Made in England.
100% lambswool cover; 100% cotton insert with recycled polyester fiber filling made from 100% recycled post-consumer plastic bottles.
Growing up in rural northeast Scotland, the daughter of two farmers, Donna Wilson always knew she wanted to be a designer. True to her youthful ambitions, today she is known for her whimsical prints and knit objects citing Stig Lindberg and Alexander Girard as influences which draw upon her idyllic childhood and the landscape of the Scottish countryside. Wilson, who is regarded as one of the most exciting young textile designers in the industry, studied textiles at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen, Scotland, and earned her Master's in mixed media and constructed textiles at The Royal College of Art in London. Read more >