We are certain that our NooKs are pretty special - but we thought we'd explain exactly what makes them so good and the process that has brought all these components together into a product that effectively fulfils so many different priorities!
For the bedroom, playroom, living space or study - the NooK is a perfect multipurpose solution - as a beautiful sofa or split into two chairs. Each NooK comes in 10 individual pieces purpose designed to ignite the imagination and foster free play for kids of any ages (even the grown up ones!). The entire NooK weighs under 14kg and even the littlest ones can comfortably carry our base cushions - and most importantly they can help tidy it up at the end of the day!
The Nook Pieces
Our NooKs were designed for Play, Comfort and Sleep.. to create fun imaginative play, we knew we needed lots of individual pieces - 10 in total! - which would come together in endless combinations. We took inspiration from the four basic shapes of design - we created square base cushions as our main building blocks; triangular back cushions for castles, tea parties and obstacle courses; rectangular bolsters for building support, resting your head or jousting; and circular cushions for sitting, resting and they also make a mean frisbee! When the fun has all been too much - sit, relax, recline or sleep on a supportive and soft flat surface bigger than a double bed!
Our NooKs are completely versatile and very unique as they have a Zip-Together-Zip-Apart connection to link the base cushions in pairs! This gives added stability for some builds, helps create jumping mats and slides and allows for a more secure sleep or play surface. When zipped apart the four individual base cushions give ultimate versatility and allow for even more building, playing and easy pack away! Our Connector Zips are protected by fabric flaps to ensure that they don't scratch little faces when connected or loose! All other cover zip tabs have been removed from our cover pieces to ensure that there is nothing sharp on a NooK! When you need to remove the covers, simply thread through a safety pin or paper clip and pull as normal - this also stops little fingers from "helping" to remove the covers!
Our foam is Australian Made and created to last. My NooK uses three different foam grades to ensure that we have a perfect mix of strong support, soft comfort, buildability and a bit of bounce. We knew we were creating a toy, a sofa and a bed in one.. and we spent a long time developing the perfect mix of foams to tick all these boxes. It was essential that our Foam had the best environmental credentials possible and all our foams are GECA certified for adhering to strict environmental and ethical standards. Our foams are also treated with Purify, a unique and safe microbial protection which keeps foam fresh, clean and 99.9% free of bacteria which cause odour and degrade foam integrity.
We want our NooKs to last.. like really last.. and how long does anything last once kids are involved! So we looked at what our options were - we wanted a fabric that was hard wearing, but soft as butter while being easy to clean - easy right!?! We found that Commercial Grade Fabrics were our solution.. the fabrics we use on our NooKs are thick and strong, they are rated to 60,000 rubs in the Martindale Test.. this means they are extra long lasting in commercial applications and when they are not on NooKs, our fabrics are most often found in schools, offices and hotels. Our products have quality zips that allow for easy grown up access.. but we have removed the pull tabs so little faces don't get scratched and little fingers don't take the covers off! We have ensured they are as good as they can be so your NooK stays at its best.