Best of #ChildrenDesign

From a chair–dollhouse to an immersive kids space transformed by simple act of drawing, a selection of the fifteen best children design projects.

Christmas is passed, but projects that designers and architects develop for children remain a fascinating world, even for adults. Here we selected the fifteen best children design projects published on Domus Web.

Dollhouse Chair: Torafu Architects designed for Ichiro a piece of furniture for kids, that can be a chair but also a dollhouse with a red roof and a storage.

Plazma, Kukumuku: Plazma Architecture Studio designed in Vilnius Kukumuku, a restaurant-theatre for families with kids to create the constant mood of a sunny Sunday morning.

Paratelier, Muzzle: the series of children’s furniture designed by Paratelier is characterised by a simple game of joints, that refers to primary and intuitive construction system.

Yatatoy, Drawnimal: Yatatoy creates the app Drawnimal, that motivates the children to draw around the device and encourages them to think outside of the box.

Dream House: 19 of London’s best artists and designers have each created a magical, miniature room for the V&A Museum of Childhood’s exhibition “Small Stories: At home in a dolls’ house”.

Creatura Project: two young architects won an international competition organised by Beam Camp, USA, with a timber floating structure constructed with the kids.

Urban Survival Pack: with Urban Survival Pack New Zealand designer Ryan Romanes wants to create a designed and considered solution to the contributing factors of urban poverty.

Play Communs: invented by Ultra Ordinaire, with Nathalie Bruyère and Pierre Duffau, Play Communs is a toy that aims to bring young and old closer to electronics.

Bayer Pop-up Lab: the pop-up laboratory in Bucharest has been designed by Sane Architecture to attract children and to represent in a symbolic way the science as an interactive process.

Play Fruit Templates: Mr Printables creates a series of templates to make paper fruits to be used by kids in their play kitchen or grocery stand, as well as to decorate their room.

Metaproject 03: on the third edition of the Metaproject course, students from the RIT School of Design create a collection of wooden toys for Areaware that explores the concept of “universal toy”.

Pastello, Draw Act: ss part of the National Gallery of Victoria commitment to design and children’s programming, Mathery has been commissioned to conceptualise and design a new immersive kids space focused on transforming perception surrounding the simple act of drawing.

Marblue, HeadFoams: born from the need to create safer headphone for children, HeadFoams is a collection of foam, mono-body headphones designed by Marblue.

Ziggurat: produced by Danese, Enzo Mari designs Ziggurat as a childhood remembrance and he dedicates it to his latest grandson.

Rocking Horse: during Milan Design Week Henry&Co. presented Rocking Horse, a new version of the traditional toy made of Canapalithos, composed by hemp and Pappa Reale.


Top: Mathery Studio, “Pastello: Draw Act”, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

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