Guide To: Worktables and Desks for Children Ages 2 - 6
Marketplace Link: Kids' Tables and Desks
Kids love to emulate adults, and giving them a child-sized "home office" can be an effective way to teach them to focus on a project like drawing or looking at picture books. Here are a few good sources for child-sized desks and work stations.
Zac and Zoe (Online): This store specializes in modern furniture for kids and offers free shipping.
Community Playthings (Online): As a supplier for schools and childcare centers, this store focuses on safe, durable furnishings with rounded edges.
Modern Nursery (Online): Look here for the big names in modern children's design, all in one place.
Half Pint (Brooklyn/Online): They have a nice selection of modern pieces, including the whole P'Kolino line of tables, desks, and play furniture.
Bobby Berk Home (New York/Online): They have a very small shop in Soho, but their online store offers a wide range of kids' furniture, including pieces by Ecotots, notNeutral, Q Collection Junior, and other designers.
Spunky Sprout (Online): They have a large selection that includes most of the popular modern designers, as well as pieces by lesser known companies.
IKEA (Various Locations/Online): Always a go-to source for kids' furniture on the cheap, IKEA's products are best when they're made of solid materials, like the 100 percent birchwood Svala collection.
Little Nest (Online): This Australian company recently made their products available to US customers. They specialize in child-sized replicas of classic modern furnishings, like Bertoia chairs and Jacobsen tables.
Zinc Details (San Francisco/Online): They carry modern furnishings for children and adults. Prices are on the high end, but you'll find classic designer pieces (like the Jens Risom set above) scaled for children.
Design Public (San Francisco/Online): They carry a broad selection from the lines of a few key children's designers: Offi, not Neutral, Pkolino, EcoTots, and others.