Meet The Playmat: The Friend

Meet The Playmat: The Friend

The Friend is one of Totter + Tumble's aged Kilim inspired designs, made modern in a plaster pink hue. The multifunctional, supportive foam mat works perfectly as a play rug in the home.


The Colour Palette

For the colour palette, The Friend has a warm pink, made with undertones of yellow, brown and a pinch of black as the base and an off-white, chalky shade for the kilim detailing.


Baby sitting on the friend plaster pink totter and tumble play mat

 softened corner of totter and tumble pink the friend ergo foam mat

milk spill on wipeable waterproof memory foam play mat by totter and tumble

The Pattern History

Kilim rugs are of Turkish origin and the name is used to describe a pileless rug, made using a flatweaving technique. Created by artisans for thousands of years, the explorer Mark Aurel Stein found kilim rugs dating to the fourth or fifth century, in Hotan China, but they remain a favourite floor covering in homes today. Kilim weavers often favour diagonal, geometric patterns and can include symbols within the motif.

The Vision

The Stats
Because we know one size doesn't fit all, The Friend is available in two sizes. The Standard works as a multipurpose, alternative to an area rug and the Compact is ideal for play spaces in open plan living.

In Real Life
The Friend is a versatile and modern multi-purpose mat, ideal for anywhere in the home, from the living room to a child's bedroom. The subtle pink tone is a modern alternative to other neutrals tones and adds a warmth to the space it is unrolled in.