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SKINKY TORTELLINI CUSHION – LOCAL AND INGENIOUS Written by Suzanne Catchpole 18.12.2008

I’m not sure I need a cushion that lasts years and years, but it would be nice if it lasted longer than four months. My feeding pillow was shelved after this long – it was invaluable for that time, but it would have been nice to continue its life a little longer considering how much it cost.

Here’s a locally produced cushion that will go the distance – the Skinky Tortellini Cushion will see you through breasfeeding then off to the park, where baby can be propped up to see the world. When she’s sitting, do the button up and pop that nappied bottom into the middle of the Tortellini, and she’ll be supported and steady. Undo the button if baby falls unpredictably when learning to sit, and you can relax a little more while she plays on the floor.

What I’d now be using mine for is a laptop cushion. As you can imagine, I spend many hours on my computer, and sometimes my neck and back feel the strain.

Available in ten attractive striped designs, the fabric used is 100% cotton which is handwoven and hand-coloured using non-toxic dyes. The Skinky Tortellini Cushion is $90 plus post, which is a steal considering I paid the same for one I used for just four months! It is designed and made right here in Sydney.

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We will be presenting our Tortellini Cushion at the up-and-coming Sydney ’09 Life in Style design fair!! The Tortellini Cushion has been selected for Platform – the curated exhibition that runs simultaneously with the fair, and we are inviting all retailers to come and visit us from the 19 – 23 February, 2009, at the Royal Hall of Industries & Horden Pavilion, Sydney.


Sydney Design Week 2008

Lock me in… by studio SKINKY, featured at the Young Blood Designers Market.

Sun_herald Lock it in. The appeal of this flat-pack system lies in its simplicity. The Lock Me In shelving concept involves slotting together pieces to form a modular unit. Made of sustainable plantation plywood, the pieces can be bought seperately for $49.50 each or as a whole unit (the one pictured is $1490) See for contact details.

Hi, Our Lock me in…™ was in the Home Beautiful Nov08′ issue. We still haven’t had a chance to update Lock me in… on our online shop but if you want bit more of story and etc.. it’s good to just email us!!


See our recent editorial review of the Tortellini Cushion in Home Style section of The Sun Herald by Harriet Upjohn: (click image for larger view)

“What started as a funky idea to brighten up a plain old armchair has evolved into one of the most ingenious cushions around. The designers of the aptly named Tortellini cushion say it’s perfect for supporting anything from your laptop to your neck. It’s also great for kids, breastfeeding mums and picnics. Made of hand-dyed, handwoven cotton, the 45cm cushions are $90 each by Studio Skinky. For stockists see”


Studio SKINKY took part in the recent Young Blood Designers at the Powerhouse Museum, see our video interview here;–fabric/


We have been selected for Young Blood Designers Market. You can meet all of our products at the Power House Museum.

Title : Young Blood: Designers Market Where : Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo When : Thursday 14 August, 6.00 – 9.00pm Friday 15 August, 10.00am – 6.00pm Saturday 16 August, 10.00am – 6.00pm Sunday 17 August, 10.00am – 6.00pm

Young Blood and Designboom mart will team up for SD08 to present the very best local and international design. The combined market will host over 70 designers from Australia and abroad.

It will be lovely to see you there!

(Above photo was is April 08′ Young Blood Designers Market with the Tortellini Cushion.)

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Our Tortellini cushion in the current Australian Parents mazagine(Aug+Sep issue 08′). —————————————————————— Tortellini-not just a noodle With multiple uses from neck cushion to picnic or breastfeeding pillow, the comfy tortellini cushion is made of hand woven cotton with a denim underside. Availvle from for $90 ——————————————————————- Just little help for reading. :)