If you’ve been looking at furniture trends or popular interior design styles, you may have come across the terms “Neotenic Design,” “chubby furniture,” “curved furniture,” “fat furniture,” or “puffy furniture.” These terms have taken center stage in conversations from brands and designers worldwide. But what do they even mean?
Let’s back up for a second before we get into these trending design terms…
The word “Neotenic” comes from the zoological term, “Neoteny,” meaning, “the retention of juvenile features in adult animals.” A couple examples are short chubby legs on dogs or tiny pointy ears on cats – the kind of things that are just too cute to handle. To put it in another perspective, think of babies and their big eyes or squishy, gotta-touch-me baby rolls. These features easily catch interest and trigger emotions, inviting a sense of playfulness, curiosity, and pure joy. You’ve probably experienced a few of these moments… the kind of moments where you just can’t help but touch or squeal at the sight of such cuteness.
So how does all of this fit into interior design?
Chubby furniture is like a form of self-care with individual expression. We’re living in a world where things don’t always have to match or fit the mold, where it’s okay to be loud and a little offbeat, and designers are embracing this idea more than ever with plump, puffy furniture.
Fat Furniture FavoritesThere are all kinds of neotenic designs that are making their mark in the land of chubby furniture, including the collection from Milloze. Milloze is creating furniture design like that of Mario Bellini, maker of modern coffee tables and other figure furniture, which are becoming top interior designer picks. Milloze furniture is designed to inspire and add pops of personality with an ultra-unique, comforting appeal. With big, bold, expressive shapes and eye-catching, feel-good textures, Milloze offers its own style of curvy furniture that can playfully elevate your space.
Here are five top-selling Milloze pieces:
Valsheep – A one-of-a-kind seat for one-of-a-kind you. With soft, stand-out texture and a unique, bold shape, The Valsheep is a joyful addition to any room.
The Adara – With soft curves, cloud-like cushions, and an ultra tactile upholstery, this bouclé sofa is a definite 10. Embrace a monochrome moment with pillows that match, too.
Bambam Sofa – Furniture is personal, so each piece should be as unique as you. The Bambam Sofa has an infectious vibrancy, sleek shape, and all-around positive vibes.
Inspired to give your space a refresh with other types of modern furniture? Take a look at a variety of accent chairs and coffee tables that can seamlessly upgrade the look of your home.