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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Love these! Lovely material, great fun for the kids to use their imagination. Worth the money

Amazing quality, great delivery

Love the couch. Used daily. Service excellent

Fantastic. My little 10 month old loves it so much she uses it everyday! So soft and comfortable

Five stars for everything! Look, feel, durability, everything. We love it, the kids love it, and the sage colour is gorgeous.

My boy literally loves these!

So far so good. This is exactly as described and is holding up very well to some hard play from two very active boys. They’re loving the open ended play and endless building of forts and cubby’s. Fabric is grippy but soft so building holds well. Pieces are very shock absorbent and good size. My 3&5yo boys are wrestling and bombing on it with full weight and force with no problems or squishing. Definitely recommend. I don’t think the green is quite the same as pictured. This may be a screen issue

The best investment

By far the most used toy in our household. Great quality and so soft, so glad we got a Possum!

Kids haven’t stopped playing with it since receiving it. They build lots of dens and movie sofas

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Circle Set
Chloe H.
Used everyday

We love this sofa. It's great fun building dens - used for many a game of hide and seek with our 15 month old. It also encourages us to sit on the floor and play more because it's comfy. We've also used it for naps when friends visit. Would highly recommend!

Beautiful and great for my grandson!

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Wedge Set
Grandma
The game is constantly changing

The kids don’t get bored because the options grow and build on the ones before. I also like that they can’t really hurt themselves. It’s also a cooperative game, most of the time, with few disagreements. Its messy play though, but easily tidied once they’ve lost interest or more likely gone to bed.the couch was for Christmas and wedges were given for his birthday.

Amazing!

So so happy I got this. Was going to buy a cheaper version but ended up saving for this and so glad I did!

Kids love it.

Very pleased with this item- so versatile for the children making lots of different shapes and games with it. Good quality item and nice fabric

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Planks Set
suzanne b.
Slides to rock star stage

My boys absolutely love this. From the day we opened it, they were bursting with ideas (aged nearly 5 & 2) from slides to the rock star stage which is a favourite! Highly recommend!

Thumbs up from us !

Best ever

I have a new house and this is the only furniture is have and it is hands down the best buy ever. My 2 year bounces off all the pieces, so much so I bought the additional ones too. His cousins who are 10 and 6 also love it. It was a world of play. Also easy to vacuum

Sensory room

Our youngest son is autistic and we bought the Possom Play couch to go in our Sensory Room. It’s been an absolute success. Not only do we use it to build dens and houses, but also under our sensory swing and as beds for sleepovers. It’s brilliant, versatile and cosy. A brilliant addition to our room.

A brilliant concept

Our little one loves his play couch and is always making it into something new!

Loved by a 4 year old and 1 year old

The possum play couch is the best item we’ve bought for our kids. Originally bought for my older child’s room, as he loves to climb, but my 1 year old equally loves it. The amount of things we’ve made out of it since we’ve got it are endless, and since we’ve bought it, my son has decided he wants to sleep on it and not his bed! (We bought it in November!) we’ve already bought the wedges as an add on. Great purchase. Have already recommended to friends.

Not a fad, still having fun

My children were so excited when this arrived. I thought that would wear off but a couple of months in and they are still playing with it every day. Really good buy.

Hours of fun!

Such a versatile piece of furniture; works great as a sofa or chair but even better as a fort, a castle, a slide, teddy bears tent…

The Possum Play Couch (with Circle Set)

Possum play sofa

I am very happy with this sofa. Kids have had so much fun building shapes and it's so comfy to sleep upon too. So good we have 2 in the family now 😂