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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Age of User(s): Baby or Toddler
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Inspires Imaginative Play, Indoor Energy Burner, Great for Quiet Time , High Quality, Easy to Clean, Great for Adults Too , Great Customer Service
Toddler paradise!

We have the possum play couch for our almost 2 year old twins. Apart from it being comfy for lounging or reading books, they have an absolute ball playing with it, making new structures, jumping, climbing, crawling through. It keeps them entertained and best of all the design fits in well with our own home interior. Added benefit that the covers can be washed too!

Age of User(s): Baby or Toddler, Pre-School Aged
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Inspires Imaginative Play, Indoor Energy Burner, High Quality, Easy to Clean, Great for Adults Too , Great Customer Service
Amazing

Kids love it and the color is beautiful, fits perfectly our rattan theme playroom

Age of User(s): Baby or Toddler
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Indoor Energy Burner, High Quality, Great for Adults Too
Love it

So my fun for our baby and super comfy for us.

Age of User(s): School-Aged
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Inspires Imaginative Play, Indoor Energy Burner, Great for Quiet Time
LOVE

My kids can't get enough of this ever-changing lounge.

Age of User(s): Baby or Toddler, Pre-School Aged
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Inspires Imaginative Play, Indoor Energy Burner, Great for Quiet Time , High Quality, Easy to Clean, Great for Adults Too , Great Customer Service
Amazing investment

We love it my boy hasn't left it alone all school holidays and he's been home 2 weeks. He uses it everyday which I love and I can see his little brother enjoying it once he's on the move. 😍 so far we have built tunnels, obstacle course, towers that we knock down, used them for beds. Possibilities are endless really considering another one already 🥳

Age of User(s): Baby or Toddler, Pre-School Aged
Favourite Features: Indoor Energy Burner, High Quality
Love!

Love our play couch! The most beautiful soft fabric and hours of fun for our busy girl.

Age of User(s): Baby or Toddler, Pre-School Aged, School-Aged, Adult
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Inspires Imaginative Play, Indoor Energy Burner, Great for Quiet Time , High Quality, Easy to Clean, Great for Adults Too , Great Customer Service
Best play couch

We absolutely love our play couch! We have all been enjoying it and can’t live without it now. Best gift!

Age of User(s): Pre-School Aged, School-Aged
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Inspires Imaginative Play, High Quality
Great fun for imaginative play and Dens!

Firstly, we were gobsmacked at how quickly it arrived, especially during covid. The cushions are vacuum packed so they take a few hours to plump out but once they are, they're firm yet soft. The material and zips are top quality. We're glad we paid a few extra bucks for the better quality.

Age of User(s): Pre-School Aged, School-Aged, Adult
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Inspires Imaginative Play, Indoor Energy Burner, Great for Quiet Time , High Quality, Easy to Clean, Great for Adults Too , Great Customer Service
Brilliant play couch!

We’re so happy with the possum play couch! Excellent quality, endless possibilities for play and perfect for relaxation. Highly recommended.

Age of User(s): Baby or Toddler
Favourite Features: Inspires Imaginative Play, Great for Adults Too , Great Customer Service
Amazing!!!!

We bought this for our grandson - best purchase ever! He loves it - as do his parents!

Age of User(s): Baby & Toddler, Pre-School Aged, School-Aged, Teen, Adult
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Inspires Imaginative Play, Great for Quiet Time , High Quality, Easy to Clean, Great for Adults Too , Great Customer Service
Perfect

This is a great product. Fun, useful and versatile. Was sent quickly. Well packaged. Fantastic personal customer service.

Age of User(s): School-Aged
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Inspires Imaginative Play, High Quality, Easy to Clean
Family Fun

Great for 1 year old to 7 year old in exploring obstacle course or building a castle.

Age of User(s): Pre-School Aged, School-Aged, Adult
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Inspires Imaginative Play, Great for Adults Too , Great Customer Service
Quality is mint & multipurpose.

Great couch! Comfy for adults to be able to sit on as well as Bub to use for gross motor skills. The older children to use to build.
Between my 3 kids the couch definitely gets a work out! We love it.

Age of User(s): Pre-School Aged
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Indoor Energy Burner, Great for Quiet Time , Great for Adults Too
Great Fun

Delivery to New Zealand was delayed, but once it was out of the box the kids were into it. Once they got past trying to replicate others they were away, making caves surrounded by poisonous snakes to protect their treasure. I’d been looking for an open ended toy that they could build cubbies and things with, and this fits the bill perfectly. I love how multipurpose it can be.

Age of User(s): Baby & Toddler
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Great for Quiet Time , Easy to Clean, Great for Adults Too
My son LOVES the Possum

This arrives right at the start of our *lockdown* and it was a genuine life saver. Additional to the ongoing creative play thats had is the fact that our son loves sleeping on it for his day naps. As a mum who works from home, this was a huge win! I have recommended this to so many of my friends. Epic creation.

Age of User(s): Pre-School Aged
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Inspires Imaginative Play, High Quality, Great for Adults Too
Just buy it

I was on the fence about a play couch and now I have a Possum we’re already considering our second!! My kids are obsessed with it, they want to sleep on it every night and play on it all day

Age of User(s): Pre-School Aged, Adult
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Indoor Energy Burner, Great for Quiet Time , High Quality, Great for Adults Too , Great Customer Service
We love ours!

They arrive so compact its incredible. I bought it because my son wont sleep alone at the moment so its doubling as a bed. Its so versatile my boys love it.
Be careful with the wrapping, I used a knife to cut the plastic and it went through and cut the fabric so take extra care!
Its great to build dens etc, my boys build 'ski ramps' I also set it up in the corner like a reading nook.

Age of User(s): Pre-School Aged
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Great for Quiet Time
The best kids-related purchase…perhaps ever?

My baby boy was born in Stage 4 lockdown last year and here we are again, celebrating his first birthday under the same conditions. With all the time spent at home, playing with his 4yo sister, this was the perfect addition to their bedroom. Many hours have been spent building cubbies and landing pads - worth its weight in gold.

Age of User(s): Baby & Toddler, Pre-School Aged
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Inspires Imaginative Play, Indoor Energy Burner, High Quality, Easy to Clean, Great for Adults Too , Great Customer Service
Great product

Satisfied customer

Age of User(s): Baby & Toddler, Adult
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Inspires Imaginative Play, Indoor Energy Burner, Great for Quiet Time , High Quality, Easy to Clean, Great for Adults Too , Great Customer Service
Great for all ages!

We have Two girls, one 11 months and one nearly 3, our 11 month old has moved so much more since having this couch. I think its because we are down on the floor with her more and she is able to explore and climb! Our nearly 3 year old has loved doing obstical courses with the couch which has saved me on the rainy days in lockdown!

I also find my husband having a sneeky snooze on it too so it's great for all ages.

I hope to add more to our collection.

Thanks 😊

Age of User(s): Baby & Toddler
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Inspires Imaginative Play, Indoor Energy Burner, Great for Quiet Time , High Quality, Easy to Clean, Great for Adults Too , Great Customer Service
Absolutely Ahmazzibg

My son is 15 months old and we are having so much fun with these open ended play couches. When my son is napping, I change the set up each day. So many different ways to play! Highly recommend this to anyone! Makes the perfect gift also. The quality is also superior! Thank you

Age of User(s): School-Aged
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Inspires Imaginative Play, Indoor Energy Burner, Great for Quiet Time , High Quality, Easy to Clean, Great for Adults Too , Great Customer Service
Love the Possom Play Couch

My daughter is enjoying the Possom Play Couch. So many ways of using the couch, made play time more fun. Totally recommend if your looking for one

Age of User(s): Pre-School Aged, School-Aged
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Inspires Imaginative Play, Indoor Energy Burner, High Quality, Great for Adults Too
Worth every cent!

I have 3 boys aged 2, 4 and 6 and we were recently in lockdown, my husband mocked me and said I bought a really expensive 'cushion', but it has been the best thing, they play for ages and start using their other toys again in the games. Good for indoor physical movement activity.

Age of User(s): Baby & Toddler, Pre-School Aged
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Inspires Imaginative Play, Indoor Energy Burner

The Possum Play Couch

Age of User(s): Baby & Toddler
Favourite Features: Kids Love It, Indoor Energy Burner, High Quality
Fantastic!!

My son absolutely loves this couch! We make all sorts of shapes for him to play and he just loves reading books and resting on there too! Perfect addition to the playroom