Large copies of children’s furniture?

April 26, 2010 at 1:05 pm 1 comment

Product designer Jesper K. Thomsen describes Play, his recent line of modern children’s furniture, by explaining that “Children’s furniture must be for children, rather than small copies of adult furniture.” I immediately thought of several postings from Unhappy Hipsters, where the captions frequently describe the children as victims of modern design.

“No time to marvel at his sheer luck: Larry just ran.”

I also personally know several design-sensitive adults who, on the flip side, wish they could escape the responsibility of “grown-up” aesthetics (and get themselves some oversized children’s furniture). Luckily there are a few high end designers that get that. The Los Angeles Times recently reported on some “downright playful” pieces at this year’s Milan Design Week, including a tiki-inspired storage unit by the Campana brothers. I’m a longtime fan of their Corallo Chair, and I had a huge smile when I first saw their Banquete Chair, which comes in a variety of stuffed animal designs.

the Campana brothers’ Banquete Chair in Panda

April 26’s daily design idea is even modern adults deserve some whimsy in their environments.


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