This Rafael de Cárdenas Pouf Is Asking for Friends

Keep your new piece of furniture company with a saucy pendant lamp and an Aperol spritz glass with a sense of humor.

Here’s a secret that no one (maybe) will tell you, but they might if you ask nicely: Every room in your house could benefit from a pouf, similar to the one that we’re about to show you here.  What’s not to love about extra seating that also functions as decor? Furthermore, if a pouf has a personality that demands center stage, what else are you to do but listen? Give your new furniture pal some friends with these home decor items that have a sense of humor.

Is it a stretch to say that this pouf, from designer and architect Rafael de Cárdenas’s new collaboration with Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams, is a neutral?

Lily Pouf By Rafael De Cardenas


From extra seating to comfortable footrests to effortless ways to add color, texture and pattern, the 22"-wide Lily Pouf has much to offer. Transform a room by bringing in one or more for a casual, relaxed feel. Handcrafted to last, these poufs have the power to personalize your spaces, including bedrooms, hallways, niches, family and living rooms. Choose your fabric from our extensive library, including performance textiles. Or take advantage of our two-fabric design option and create a unique look.

There’s a pleasant Pee-Wee's Playhouse vibe to these chunky-handled espresso mugs, which sit at the same table as those Gustaf Westaman chunky plates but are a little less in your face.

Hem Bronto Espresso Cup (Set of 4)


Stocky, bulky and bold, Bronto tableware is a pleasing handful of ceramics. An ample mug and chunky espresso cup are immediately recognizable by their uncommonly fat handles. A side plate’s rounded edges and nonchalant shape follows suit. As with all Supergroup designs, breezy forms belie technical expertise and, in fact, the exaggerated soft outlines of the Bronto range are a feat of ceramic production. A joyful color palette of high gloss glazes, plus a natural clay option, completes the Supergroup signature.

Hello, it’s spritz o’clock somewhere, and if you buy this glass, that somewhere is your kitchen, whenever you want.

Maison Balzac Spritz Glass


Tchin tchin! A toast to the summer with your very own Spritz Glass! Forever garnished with an orange wedge and a generous pour, you are sure to be kept refreshingly cool.

Please hurry to Design Within Reach, as their semi-annual sale is still happening! Buy this oversized pendant lamp, made of felt so you don’t have to worry about it falling and injuring a guest during cocktail time.

Dancing Pendant


Inspired by the idea that design is a way of telling stories, designers Boris Berlin and Aleksej Iskos gave their Dancing Pendant (2014) the playful look of a dancer’s pleated skirt caught mid-whirl. It captures movement and adds softness to any dining, living, or entry area. The pleated shade is made of PET felt, a recycled material produced mainly from used water bottles. UL Certified. Bulb (not included) LED 7W or Incandescent 60W E27. Made in Sweden.

When guests say "Wow, what a nice replica UFO you’ve placed in the foyer," you can gently correct them and say, "No, Elisabetta, it’s a Bang and Olufsen speaker, made in collaboration with SSENSE, and it’s beautiful."

Bang & Olufson x SSENSE Grey Beoplay A9 Speaker


Circular precision-milled aluminum speaker in gray. Smart audio calibration through Active Room Compensation. Dynamic stereo and Beolink Multiroom pairing to secondary Beoplay A9 speaker. Preset and customizable EQ settings through Bang & Olufsen App. Part of the Bang & Olufsen x SSENSE collaboration. Limited run of 125 speakers and available exclusively at SSENSE.

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