h220430 is two Japanese designers Satoshi Itasaka and Takuto Usami. Their new EVA kids chair is designed to be flat-packed and then formed using only a piece of string.
Express yourself with the help of one of the cardboard stools by Remember – you have 29 unique designs + 2 kids’ versions to chose from and each would cost you only €16.90 (€14.90 for kids’). Easily and quickly assembled, the stool can also be used as a table and transformed back to its pre-assembled state after use.
Material: corrugated cardboard
Carrying capacity: 200 kgs (440 lbs)
Dimensions: 32,5 x 32,5 x 44,4 cm (12.8 x 12.8 x 17.5 “)
Amsterdam based Laurens van Wieringen has this pretty piled-up kid’s chair to present in Milan this week.
Material: Foam, soft coating, lacquered wood & steel
Size: 92,5 x 74,5 x 85,5
The Stacking Throne was a private commission and especially designed for 1 year old girl, Bodile. She can now use it throughout her life. 4 of 5 foam parts can be taken out and used as her imagination suits her. Some girls just get lucky!
I found this photo of the Witteveen High Chair (see also my post Design.nl: Two Dutch Musea Acquire Rietveld Baby Chair) on Dutch Design Double which contains an interview with Ingeborg de Roode, industrial design curator at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (City Museum of Modern Art of Amsterdam) at the occasion of 2010 “Dutch Design Double”, two twinned exhibitions in Amsterdam and Utrecht (Centraal Museum), The netherlands each year.
About the Importance of Gerrit Rietveld’s designs in their collection I noted:
Our latest acquisition, a purchase we made in 2008 with the Centraal Museum and the support of different funding bodies: the Witteveen kinderstoel (Witteveen High Chair). The design from 1918 (just before the famous Red and Blue Chair) was a missing link in the Rietveld collection. Previously, we only knew about it from a black-and-white photo because the only existing example had been lost. It had crossed my mind: â€˜If we could only find a second example of itâ€¦â€™ It is very clear in this design how Rietveld was, at that time, on some sort of quest. As well as that, I like the small models that Rietveld made of chairs and buildings: all slotting together very simply.
Rietveldâ€˜s work forms one of the key elements of our collection. We have many highlights, such as the aforementioned Witteveen High Chair; an early Red and Blue Chair; the prototype of the Zig-Zag Chair; the Birza Chair, which is made from one sheet of fibreboard; the Harrenstein Bedroom; the Aluminium Chair; and the Steltman Chair.
Finally an interesting piece of information about Rietveld’s Aluminum Chairs:
On 22 October, the results of a research into the four known Aluminium chairs by Rietveld will be presented in the Stedelijk Museum. Three chairs belong to public collections, of which one is in the Stedelijk. And the fourth is from a private collection. With the aluminum armchair, Rietveld experimented with material in combination with form (for instance: holes that were meant to provide more sturdiness) and possible methods of production (industrial with the help of fibre board).
One of the apartment makeovers TV shows here in Russia (today’s Kvartirniy Vopros on NTV channel) just featured a room re-design that very well showcases the idea of how the whole decor concept can be created around just one object â€“ in our case, a chair.
The show’s decorators chose the Kids Globo swinging hanging seat by Amazonas, and by the end of the show the choice proved to be a success. When asked what the show participants liked the most aboutÂ their renewed room, the answer was definite – â€œThe chair!!!â€. Who wouldâ€™ve doubted. This is exactly what Iâ€™m talking about, kids!.. Itâ€™s all about chairs.
There’s also aÂ Double Globo for the grown ups still in touch with their inner child, or for the grown ups who are parents to more than just one kid and need a chair that can fit all.