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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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So much enjoyment

My kids have loved this couch. Brilliant fabric. Easy to clean.
We love the examples offered on the website to help create new and exciting creations.

Love it

So good, the kids are obsessed (their ages are 1 & 3 ☺️)

Absolutely love it!

My two daughters (2 + 7) absolutely love their new possum play couch. It gives them hours of entertainment. As a mum I love that the covers are washable, and they even dry relatively quickly which means it's never out of commission for too long. The only thing that could make it better is an instructional for how to get the covers back on so perfectly!

We all love it

We love our lounge. Mom dad and Bub. Bub and dad actually fight who is going to lay on it. It’s so comfy. It’s so good for our little Bub as she just wants to climb everything and this is safe way to do so. I can wait to see all the amazing things she makes as she grows older. I love it

New toy

For my accident prone kid it's perfect as a soft play area where they can't hurt themselves

So much fun!

The kids love this--even my big kid gets into the fun sometimes. It's been used as a couch, desk, bed and of course a fort. So far the fabric is holding up well (it's been about a month) despite enthusiastic kids and wet dogs.

LOVE IT

My bub loves it, and even my husband sometimes just chills on it 😆

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Cylinder Set
merrill b.
Possum play couch

Love the couch, fabric and colour is great. My grandchildren have so much fun with it

A Great Buy!

Bought this for the grandkids 5 and 7 they love making different cubbies out of it then it becomes a place to sit to watch tv will at some stage get some add ons very happy. Value for money and versatile enough to grow with the kids.

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Moon Arch Set
Heather B.
Great for adults too

Light and easy to move around house. Comfortabke configurations for adults.

Possum play couch

This will be our second couch. My grandkids love it 😊

Great Lounge for the kids

The lounge is great for the toy room, the quality is amazing and looks great. It’s easy for my 4 year to move and comfortable to sit/lay on

Wish I bought it years ago!

Absolutely love it! Kids love it! Indestructible!!!

A perfect emotional regulator

My son has problems with regulating his emotions and turn taking during play. The possum play couches are a great means to assist him in focusing his energy on creating a set up of whatever appeases his imagination. This then ultimately calms down his nervous system and he is able to get on with his afternoon after a long school day. The quality of the couches themselves are amazing. Most importantly everyone can get involved, young and old and can be a source of play for hours and eliminates screen time which is a bonus. Highly recommend and the quick shipping is a score.

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Armrest Set
Heather B.
Love it! Versatile, easy to move and comfortable

Bought it after finding our granddaughter's couch so comfortable. We create mobile couches to read in the sun or watch TV. Also great for balance exercises.

Possum play couch

Amazing!!! My grandchildren love it.

Kids love it

My kids both adore this couch. The 3yo loves doing obstacle courses with the pieces while the the 1yo just loves sitting on something the right height for him.
We replaced our regular couch with this and while it's not the most comfortable for my husband and I to lounge on, it was so worth it to see the kids mucking about with it.

Awesome

Delivery was fast , awesome couch, my 9 month old baby loves it . I love it too , so comfortable to sit in too while I watch baby play !
Super easy to clean as well. Can’t wait to buy more accessories

Best Buy!

The kids love it! So much fun and they love setting it up in different combinations. Ideal for a rainy day too!

Perfect

I was worried that my 12 month old wouldn’t use it for some time, but boy was I wrong. We create something different each day and she climbs it all day long! I can see this being something that can be used at all ages.

True Possum magic!

Loving the Possum play couch! They look so good (fabric and colours are high quality), are super comfortable and the kids have a blast. My kids were truly stocked when we received them! The first morning after we got them they played for over 1hr on their own, couldn't even hear them! They always have a blast with their little friends when they are over.

The team at Possum Play is also fantastic! There was a little mistake on the colour delivered with one of our orders and this was handled with great care and customer service. Thank you!

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Armrest Set
Bronte W.

So great. Easy to clean. Accidentally sent the wrong colour. Fixed immediately and sent out, no dramas.

The Possum Play Couch (with Circle Set)

An instant hit with my 3 year old

My 3yo daughter loved the possum play couch the second it was out of the box. Since then she plays with it daily, making obstacle courses for her and her dolls - it’s the best for expending all her toddler energy on indoor days.

Fantastic Product

Prompt mail-out, easy set-up, terrific and fun product. Worth the money.