The story behind The Possum, the ultimate kids play couch

Renee & Giorgia - Kubbi Creators

Renee & Giorgia - Possum Play Couch Co-Creators + Best Friends

Our Story

It’s fair to say all of us remember building makeshift forts and tunnels as kids. You know the drill: you’d rally your siblings to the living room and deconstruct the couch, maybe throwing on a sheet or two for good measure.

This moment of magic is what sparked the idea for The Possum, Australia’s ultimate play couch. Designed with adventure and big imagination in mind, we’re on a mission to bring joy into homes across Australia (and the world) with a couch made for everyday play.

So, let’s take you back to where it all began and why we decided to build a kids’ furniture business in the middle of a pandemic (yes, really).

So, why did we create kids furniture purpose-built for fun?

We have a confession to make: we grew up destroying our childhood couches. And if we’re all being honest, we bet you did too, right?

Rewind the clock just over three decades and you’ll find us (co-founders Renee and Giorgia) frantically constructing indoor forts, caves and tents out of anything we could get our hands on. And that definitely included stripping our mattresses of linen and dragging pillows from our parent’s bed.

We might have grown up (and now have kids of our own), but our imaginations remain just as bright. In fact, we’ve been searching for a way to give our kids those same magical moments filled with creativity and adventure in our own homes. Oh, and finding a way to burn our kids’ never-ending energy levels with indoor play has been top of the agenda.

You don’t need us to remind you how challenging 2020 was for parents (like you). With lockdowns and restrictions keeping us working, living and playing from the same space, giving the kids places for imaginative indoor play has never been more important. Bonus points if we could keep the actual couch untouched, too.

Watching our own kids develop their gross motor skills (without the chance to run and play as normal outdoors) caused a realisation: we wanted to create something our own families could use inside for everyday play.

We were desperate to give our kids a comfortable space to roll, kneel, jump and crawl indoors to build these crucial developmental skills. And we knew we wanted to make kids furniture that was flexible and adaptable enough to give little minds a place to let their ideas run wild.

So, we dreamt up the couch of our childhood dreams - The Possum.

"We have a confession to make: we grew up destroying our childhood couches"

Renee & Giorgia - Possum Play couch Co-Creators + Best Friends

Why you (and your kids) will love The Possum Play Couch

Here’s the thing about The Possum: it’s the kind of kids play couch that doesn’t come with a rule book. Instead, the possibilities are only limited to your kids’ imaginations.

We’re talking about a modular design that offers infinite configurations, while still looking good enough to live in your lounge room year round. And with stacks of colours to choose from, you and your kids can choose the perfect design to make their big ideas come to life.

And here’s a few more reasons why The Possum is the only kids play couch your family will ever need:

  • Built for endless play: we designed The Possum Play Couch to last the test of time and grow up with your kids. That means you won’t need to upgrade it over the years (and you can ditch the need for endless age-specific toys that will end up cluttering bedrooms and living room floors for years to come).
  • Made for wild ideas: want to construct a rocket ship? How about a jungle raft or even a cosy reading nook? Anything is possible with The Possum. Your little ones bring the big ideas, and we’ll give them the tools to make it happen.
  • Designed for joyful moments: we want every kid to bring play into their everyday. From slides to tunnels, The Possum is there to bring families and friends together to spark joy and inspire adventure in homes across Australia (and beyond).  

Why you (and your kids) will love the Possum Play Couch

It’s about time we gave a proper introduction, right? We’re Renee and Giorgia, co-founders of Possum Play and best friends with a shared history of couch destruction (guilty).

As adults, we’ve spent our time together launching business all over the globe and have both landed back in Oz to start our families (and build Possum Play from the ground up).

Being a new mum, Renee was on the hunt for a way to inspire imaginative play for her son, Finn. And naturally, godmother and aunt Giorgia was searching for the perfect kids gift, too.

Soon enough, we discovered there were plenty of modular kids furniture and cosy play couches available overseas. But for Aussie families, we couldn’t find a solution. So, we decided to build it ourselves.

We can’t wait to have your family along for the ride and hope your kids enjoy The Possum, the couch of our childhood dreams, as much as we enjoyed building it.

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Armrest Set
Samantha

amazing design, my son loves it, is always jumping around it, trying to move it ( he's 15months)

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Thick Base Add-On
Kylie W.
Comfortable and fun play couch

The kids love this, its super versatile, sturdy and comfortable. Definitely recommend for active, creative play. I think this will grow with the kids and get loads of use.

Beautiful colour. My baby loves crawling and climbing on the couch every day.

So versatile and good quality

I hadn't appreciated just how good the Possum Play Couch would be. My daughter uses it every day - building dens, jumping on it, making obstacle courses, and so on - plus it doubles up as extra seating in our living room for guests, and is super comfy used as a bed! We've used it for 'movie nights' downstairs many times now. We're so pleased we invested in a Possum Play Couch - such good quality and copes with everything we throw at it. I think even as my daughter gets older she will get a lot of use out of it.

The perfect gift!

The Possum Play couch was a Christmas gift to my grandchildren, aged three and a half, and 20 months. They were thrilled with it, and use it daily. Some days they'll build with it, or use it to tumble on. Others times they'll recline across it sharing a book, or even fall asleep on its cushions. The colour choice is excellent, too. All in all, it was money well invested - it invites creative and active play, which can change as they grow.

AMAZING!

I bought this as a Christmas present to my 18 month old and 3 year old. It’s a great feeling to say they have used it daily and used their imagination on what is was (ramps for a monster truck course, cubby house, slumber parties with cousins, wrestling mat, the list goes on!).
To be honest from a parent side of things I have nothing but positive comments, thank you!

Great product

I bought this for my bestfriends 6month old for Christmas and he absolutely loves it as do the parents. Been doing tummy time on it even rolled over. Mum loves it also as it’s comfortable and easy place to bottle feed her bubba and lay down together. Cant wait for when he’s older and can start playing with it properly.

Love it!

The Possum Play Couch was a Christmas present for our 18 month old granddaughter and we couldn't be happier.

In the short time we’ve had it she’s climbed, slid, hidden, driven, sat, laid, jumped, rolled, napped and enjoyed so many different creations. It’s clear it will grow with her and keep her entertained for years to come.

It’s also made sitting on the floor and playing a much more enjoyable experience for us and is so comfortable it’s regularly used as additional seating by the adults and cats.

Definitely recommend!

Best buy can’t rave about this enough

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Armrest Set
Jessica

Perfect

Brings fun

I bought one for my 1.5 year old and one for my nieces (oldest is 3.5). All of them are enjoying the couches and find different things to do with them. Good way to get out some energy before bed - my son just likes jumping off it.

The Possum Play Couch (with Circle Set)

AMAZING

The kids truly love it hours of fun and super comfy

Endless fun! Make us so happy - and it's so comfortable, soft but firm.
Very happy with purchase and quick delivery.
Thank you

Amazing play couch

My 4 and 2 year olds love there new play couch, it's been a car, a stage, a den, a rocket and somewhere to chill and watch a film. The extra arm bits are always being used a balance beams.

We LOVE it!

The kids love the versatility of being able to create all kinds of set ups and it keeps them busy for hours on end!

Kids LOVE it

This couch is the centre of my children’s play. 4 yo and 18 month old love it. So versatile and always the go to when they’re playing together. Soft, great quality.

Favorite Christmas present

My grandchildren love their Possum Play Couch. It was the most played-with Christmas gift. Such a great product. Highly recommend.

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The Possum Mini
Crystal G.
Single Couch

Amazing quality, we bought for our grandbaby and she loves it! I think it will last a very long time. We will be adding the additonal pieces in the very near future.

Amazing Customer Service

We ordered a play couch for a Christmas present, finding an issue with the order at 5pm on Christmas Eve, we still received a beautiful reply Christmas Eve and the most amazing follow up service at the busiest time of the year! We couldn’t have been more grateful. Kids also love their couch and use it daily… ♥️

No regrets!

We love our possum play couch! The kids have been obsessed with it since Christmas! Easy to deal with and great customer service! You won’t be disappointed!

Perfect Christmas present

This was the perfect gift for Christmas as its kept the kids entertained for hours over the holidays. They’re constantly finding new creations to build, the possibilities are endless.

Great gifts 🎁

Bought the possum play couch for my two grandkids age 2 and 6 as a Christmas present 🎁… they love it very much and been using almost daily…. Great item for young kids…

Kids love it!

Great colour and kids love building different things. Wonderful customer service as well!