Growing furniture and design classics for children
Limitless creativity for children
For children, the world looks very different than for adults, something that must always be borne in mind when selecting furniture for children. Remembering our own childhood, we know what is important and fun: and that kid's furniture is exposed to higher loads and ideally should be able to serve as a toy. Designers have long come to the conclusion: Ray and Charles Eames designed objects especially for children, such as the Eames Elephant, and which gained not only worldwide recognition as a children's toy, but also as a decorative object. An entire range of children's furniture has been launched by the Italian manufacturer Magis in form of their Me Too Collection, and which includes designs such as the Julian chair by Javier Mariscal or Marcel Wander's Little Flare children's table and which blur the lines between toy and furniture design and give the imagination free rein.
Tidying away in no time
Five minutes of intense play with friends and siblings can occasionally resemble a weeks worth of fun. To ensure a quick return to order, flexible, spacious storage solutions are required. Mobile containers such as the USM Haller children's roll container are ideal in their numerous bright colours. The flexible helpers can be easily moved and stow just about everything to be found in the nursery. Competent all-rounders are also the Componibile containers from Kartell, which can also function as a side table with their spacious compartments and practical sliding doors.
Design classics in children's size
Numerous designer furniture manufacturers have also launched smaller versions of their top sellers and favourite pieces, and that are suitable for children and in the best case also grow with the child: for example, the children's Eiermann desk which in contrast to the Eiermann desk comes with firmly screwed table top and extension rods, so that the table height is variably adjustable and thus the desk fulfils its purpose over several years. Design classics for children also include the Series 7 Children's Chair 3177 from Fritz Hansen and the Panton Junior from Vitra.