October 2021

Posts tagged as 'children'

Wed 5.12.

‘Owl’ chair by h220430 (JP)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 05.12.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , , ,

‘Owl’ chair by h220430; photo by Ellie

Drawing their inspiration from two traditional Japanese art and craft techniques of origami and furoshiki, the Tokyo-based practice h220430 (established on April 30th, Heisei 22, hence the name) has realised this easy-to-assemble children’s chair called ‘Owl’. Made from a single sheet of a lightweight EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate), the chair’s straightforward, demountable design aims to ‘help nurture children’s creativity’ while making the chair storage and small-space friendly.


Mon 15.8.

‘Eat Play Grow’ table by Ruth Vatcher (UK)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 15.08.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Eat Play Grow' table by Ruth Vatcher; photo by Damian Drozdowicz

With an aim to promote a healthy lifestyle and ‘encourage children to grow their own herbs or vegetables as well as prepare the food’ , the young UK-based interior and product designer Ruth Vatcher has created this multifunctional table ‘Eat Play Grow’. The simple, yet highly imaginative oak-wood design incorporates various functions such as a herb sprouting tray, a chopping board for food preparation, a ceramic watering pot and a charcoal felt storage system for tools and toys. (more…)

'Bote' by BIG-GAME for Materia

The Swiss-French-Belgian desiger trio BIG-GAME is going to be at this year’s Milan Design week at several locations. One new product they will showcase for the first time is this new series of small floating boats, made from cork and plastic for the Portoguese manufacturer Materia. ‘Bote’ will be launched at Spazio San Marco 38.


'Kids Only' by Richard Lampert

The German manufacturer Richard Lampert launches at this year’s imm cologne his brand new collection ‘Kids Only’, a wide range of furniture dedicated to the smallest ones. Amongst them one of our favourite, the children’s perch ‘Tur Tur’ by Eric Degenhardt. The industrial looking piece is made from bent steel tubes and sheets and offers many different ways of being used and demonstrates the architectural background of the German deisgner.


School Center Antas by AVA Architects, photo by Barbosa & Benigno

This new school building in Porto was realised by the Portoguese architectural office AVA Architects. The complex is composed of different architectural bodies, whose arrangement smartly took account to the relationship established between spaces, between exterior and interior and between interior spaces.


'Family Box' by crossboundaries architects, photo by Chaoying Yang

crossboundaries architects is a young, Berlin and Beijing based team of international architects, established in 2005. Recently they completed this play school in Beijing, located at the outer corner of a park, placed in a natural environment. The building is a mixure of an indoor playground and a kindergarten for children up to twelve years old and hosts different kinds of activities – from swimming, playing games to various classes ranging from music, dancing, crafting to cooking.


Kindergarten Sighartstein, photo by Angelo Kaunat, Salzburg

This play school and nursery near Salzburg, Austria was realised by the German architectural practice kadawittfeldarchitektur. The building, situated in a small villages surrounded by fields and grassland, is characterised by a pictorial, abstract “grass-facade” – an ornament which creates identity and orientation at the same time. The inside of the building follows a strict material and colour-scheme of greenish and natural shades and materials.


Wed 4.8.

‘Animal’ by Quentin de Coster (BE)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 04.08.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Animal' by Quentin de Coster

For his small children’s desk the Belgian designer Quentin de Coster found inspiration in the scetches of dogs and tables he asked some five year olds to draw. The beautiful figurative yet simple design results from a mixture of these drawings.


For technical support contact Alfred Giolai ‘Animal’ by Quentin de Coster (BE)