Recession Design is where DIY intersects with the art world. The project, based in Italy, challenged a number of designers to come up with their own take on household objects and furnishings that could be made using common tools and materials. We've selected our favorite kid-friendly designs above. And if you like anything you see, Recession Design has made the patterns available to the general public.
According to the Recession Design website, the finished pieces demonstrate "a design that is clean but not banal, essential but not meager... the objects show how a good project can result in high-level design, even with the use of readily available materials and utensils."
Go here to download the plans for the bed, pictured above. Go here to get the plans for the art desk, wall organizer, trolley tables, and ride-on toys.
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(Images: Max Rommel)