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A table and stool that grows with your child.

Until now that was only really possible with a complex piece of topiary, combined with an extremely slow growing child.

Until now.

For now we have Growing Table by Olaf Schroeder

Ignoring the manipulation of living trees, Olaf has instead designed a wonderful product where, quite simply, you add extensions to the legs of table and stool.
And Hey Presto! a desk and stool that grows with your child.

Adjustable to four heights, Growing Table is intended for children aged from 2 – 10  and comes with a good selection of accessories; including a wonderful “endless paper” system to meet all their doodling wishes.

Made from 100 beech and finished with child friendly paints in a range of colours, Growing Table is a truly delightful piece of childrens furniture.

Growing Table Olaf Schroeder  Pure Position

Growing Table by Olaf Schroeder for Pure Position

Growing Table Olaf Schroeder  Pure Position

Growing Table by Olaf Schroeder: one table, three heights

Growing Table Olaf Schroeder  Pure Position

Growing Table by Olaf Schroeder ... detail

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On a grey, cold morning that reminds us that we are fast approaching autumn, there is little more pleasant than discovering a wonderful new “product”.

We sadly can’t call it a product as it is not yet in production … but we are sure that will change.

Robox by Copenhagen based designer Guus Ossterbaan is in essence nothing more than a multi-box storage system for children.

The wonderful about Robox, however, is the decor on the outside – and the excellently conceived wall storage solution.

Firstly the design. When we were much, much younger we once made a Father Christmas out of boxes which proudly stood five foot high in our lounge.

Robox is a similar concept, except that the boxes can be used for storing things. In the current form the outer image is a robot – hence the name – we can however well imagine that series production will involve a wonderful range of various designs.

Not least because of the wall storage concept.

The shelving system allow the 9 boxes in the set to be stored such that the shelves become invisible allowing the boxes to become part of the room decoration.

Robots are good.

But so are plants. Vines. People. Animals. Etc.

We’re impressed and we’re fairly certain that it’s only a matter of time before a producer agrees with us.

Robox by Guus Oosterbaan. Fantastic.

Robox by Guus Oosterbaan ...

Robox by Guus Oosterbaan ...

... storage ...

... storage ...

..and room decoration. Robox by guus Oosterbaan

..and room decoration. Robox by guus Oosterbaan

As is our want we were hanging out on modernecho.com this morning, when one of our chums drew our attention to Benz Table by/for/with/from Giggle.

And at this point we must mention one of the unfortunate problems with modern echo;  namely, the is no requirement for a link between designer and product, and so while “Giggle” is listed as  a designer, it is also listed as a producer, is sometimes Israeli, sometimes US and sometimes a yellow elephant with no back … and so sadly we have no real idea who or what “Giggle” is or what they/it do/does. Which is a shame because they do it quite well…

But Modern Echo are in beta and we’re sure they can sort that out.
And so back to Benz.

As we all know the Mercedes in Mercredes-Benz refers to the daughter of one of those involved in the early days of German car design.  And we have sneaky feeling that the Benz in Benz Table refers to the children of one or more of those involved.

We hope so any way.

Made from recycled cardboard Benz Table is a childrens table that we are fairly certain will encourage most young uns to sit at and express their creative talents.
And witha carrying capacity of 250 pounds, (110 kg) , even if their creative tendency is via dancing, Benz will be able to “support” their talent.

We also like the fact that is collapsible, a sit means that when you go way on holiday, or even just a weekend away, Benz can come with you and so bring that touch of “home” into your kids lives. Which is “neat” as we believe Americans like to say.

Benz Table. Lovely.

Benz Table by Giggles

Benz Table by Giggles

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