Interiors / Living

10 pictures that prove the bouclé trend isn’t going anywhere

bouclé furniture trend

When bouclé popped up on our interiors radar in the midst of last year's lockdown, it instantly became the stylish texture the world turned to as a source of comfort in dire times. The durable fabric, which is most often seen in shades of white and cream began to feature in the background of our Zoom calls and in the corner of 'workout-from-home' living room videos. Since then, its popularity has barely slowed down, transforming from the traditional cocoon-shaped occasional chair to what now is referred to as the 'bouclé furniture trend'.

Bouclé furniture has Finnish-American architect and industrial designer Eero Saarinen to thank for its trend-worthy popularity. In 1948, Saarinen designed the Womb Chair at the request of revolutionary American architect, Florence Knoll; who requested a chair she could "really curl up in". The knowledge that bouclé is French for 'curl' or 'loop' explains much of the inspiration behind Saarinen's design.

Seven decades on from the Womb Chair, the bouclé trend continues to dominate the world of interiors; with endless iterations of the wool-based fabric across furniture and soft-furnishings. Case in point, if you were of the belief that bouclé furniture was simply a pandemic trend, you were sorely mistaken. In celebration of our love for the retro texture, here are 10 pictures that prove bouclé is here for a good time and a long time.

 

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A covetable marketplace of vintage treasures, if Curated Spaces is still posting bouclé couches on a weekly basis, then that means we're still buying them.

 

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When texture and form work in tandem.

 

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Bouclé isn't just reserved for your living room. Besides, who wouldn't want to wake up to this snuggly texture?

 

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A worthy case for blending two of our favourite 70s-inspired textures – bouclé and timber.

Written in black and white. The bouclé furniture trend is here for a good time and a long time.

 

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An idyllic sitting corner if we ever did see one.

 

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A reminder to expand our bouclé horizons into deeper shades.

 

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The curves, the gold base – that lighting. Booking in a morning coffee date in this chair ASAP.

 

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This might be considered a two-seater but this bouclé couch should be reserved for 'me, myself and I.'

 

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Leaving this one here, because there really are no words.

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