First Look: Knoll Kids

First Look: Knoll Kids

Tammy Everts
Jun 17, 2009

If you're growing weary of the ubiquitous Eames shell rocker in nurseries (not that we are), perhaps these newly released kids' versions of iconic design pieces will tickle your jaded sensibilities. In addition to containing well-known pieces like Eero Saarinen's Womb Chair and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair, this official collection by Knoll Kids also contains some less obvious choices, such as the Suzanne Lounge Collection by Japanese designer Kazuhide Takahama and the Stones stools by Maya Lin.

Not that kids will care about the pedigrees of any of these designs. Instead, we suspect they'll be attracted by the fresh, fun quality of these pieces. From a purely aesthetic perspective, there's something about seeing these chairs rendered in child size and used by children that really puts you in touch with how playful these designs are... which was the original intent of many of their creators.

And now that we think about it, it makes perfect sense that children would instinctively be drawn to the idea of curling up in a Womb Chair. Of course.

Prices range from $142 for a Jens Risom Stool to $3674 for a Barcelona Chair. View the entire collection at Knoll Kids.

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