In our eyes, any furniture that can combine two objects to make a graceful, space-saving piece of furniture is a winner. The Collerette from design studio Les M gets extra points for looking so deliciously comfortable that we want to curl up on it immediately. Who doesn’t love a soft, snuggly chair with a blanket built right into it?
The three-legged Collerette comes in two sizes: chair and footstool. Its rolled-up “collar” is actually an attached, curled-up blanket. Sit on a chair with your feet propped on the Collerette, pull the plush blanket up over you, and settle in for a cozy nap. Kids will love to curl up in them and hide out with flashlights and books, using them like ready-made blanket forts.
When you aren’t using the blanket, its rolled-up position adds a curious bit of whimsy to the design. Since it isn’t immediately recognizable as a blanket, this rolled-up section appears to be a stylish rolled edge around the appropriately named Collerette.
The rolled-up blanket provides a nice soft back- and arm-rest as well, making the piece useful (not to mention lovely) even when it doesn’t happen to be nap time. Its clean lines and simple design make it an easy fit into a range of interior decor styles. It’s made of durable yet soft cotton upholstery fabric and polyurethane foam padding. The Collerette made its debut at Salone del Mobile at Milan Design Week.
The Collerette by Les M is a fun take on the “built-in blanket,” offering the ultimate in cozy ambiance. A similar offering, the Autumn/Winter Chair by Aga Brzostek switches things up a bit with a slightly more traditional feel thanks to its attached knitted blanket with sweater-like textures. These fun modern chairs could make you yawn just looking at them – but in this case, it’s a compliment!