Our leather pouffes are handmade exclusively for Bohemia by highly skilled craftsmen in a small, family run artisan leather workshop in Marrakech.
As a natural material, the leather may have minor flaws and imperfections which we believe give character to our pouffes. Tanneries in Morocco cure animal hides using centuries-old, traditional methods and natural, organic ingredients. The new leathers do have an odour which can be unfamiliar when our experience is of leather tanned using modern-day methods in large factories. But please be assured that any leather smell emanating from your new pouffe will gradually fade on airing.
To care for your pouffe we recommend using a dry, or slightly damp cloth, to remove marks or spills. Keep use of water to a minimum and avoid soaps, polishes and cleaning products. If a cleaner is necessary choose one specifically designed for leather. Treated well leather ages beautifully and becomes more soft and supple over time.
Our oiled pouffes are incredibly popular and come in a natural tan or dark chocolate finish. The natural oil used to seal the hide and give the leather a sheen may transfer to other fabrics so we recommend placing your new pouffe on paper or cardboard until the oil has been fully absorbed into the leather.
Pouffe Filling Guide
If you are in the UK and order your pouffe ready stuffed we will fill it with a layer of recycled wool felt and coir (coconut fibre). In Morocco pouffes were traditionally stuffed with camel hair and we find coir gives the same satisfying weight and density in the absence of camels here in Edinburgh!
Your pouffe can be filled with almost anything you have to hand, polystyrene balls, scrunched up newspapers and plastic bags, or old clothing and fabrics such as sheets. It is an eco-friendly way to use up materials you may have stored at home for recycling. Alternatively, your local furniture upholsterer should be able to supply suitable stuffing materials.
Step by Step Instructions:
1. Make sure the material you are using is clean and dry.
2. Unzip the pouffe and open it out to itʼs full shape.
3. Start by gradually filling the edges of your pouffe to ensure that all the small spaces are fully stuffed. This will prevent air spaces forming in your finished pouffe.
4. Continue to add stuffing evenly ensuring the sides and seams are filled out.
5. Please avoid over-filling your pouffe as this could put a strain on the zip when closing, but over time as your pouffe beds down it can be topped up with more filling.