Pooof: An Eco-Friendly Sandbox And Seat For Limited Outdoor Spaces

by , 01/09/13

agricultural waste, Belgium, Cloë Vandamme, cradle-to-cradle certification, eco-board, green design, green kids, green toys, Hanna Eggermont, kids sandbox, moveable sandbox, outdoor furniture, outdoor place, Peter Mortelmans, Pooof, Quart, reclaimed truck covers, small space play, Sten Verhaegen, University College of West-Flanders

Wishing you had a backyard big enough to fit a sandbox for your kids to play in? Four Industrial Design masterstudents from the University College of West-Flanders, Belgium came up with Pooof, a moveable sandbox that also doubles as a poof when it’s covered. Cloë Vandamme, Peter Mortelmans, Sten Verhaegen and Hanna Eggermont, collectively named Quart, designed this fun innovative piece of furniture for young families in urban cities with limited outdoor space for their Small Business Project.

agricultural waste, Belgium, Cloë Vandamme, cradle-to-cradle certification, eco-board, green design, green kids, green toys, Hanna Eggermont, kids sandbox, moveable sandbox, outdoor furniture, outdoor place, Peter Mortelmans, Pooof, Quart, reclaimed truck covers, small space play, Sten Verhaegen, University College of West-Flanders

Pooof is made up of old truck covers, guaranteeing a one-of-a-kind piece as  each cover comes in different patterns and colors. The wooden board that holds Pooof is made up of eco-board, a cradle-to-cradle certified material that is made from agricultural waste. These materials are easy to maintain and when your kids grow up and don’t want a sandbox, use it for storage! Each aspect of Pooof is produced in Belgium or just across the border in the Netherlands. Within a few months, Quart will be launching Pooof on De Invasie, an organisation that supports young designers and gives them a platform to sell their products online and at pop-up design markets. Pooofs are estimated to retail at €150 and will be shipped in a flatpack that can easily be assembled and mounted on wheels by the customer.

+ De Invasie

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