That's exactly the thought that sprung into mind when I saw this modern solid oak toddler chair with side leather pouch storage from UK furniture crafters, lionwitchwardrobe. These are handcrafted pieces made of genuine oak, something our IKEA/MDF generation doesn't seem to save up for much anymore (but we should, since oak and other real woods last long enough to pass along to another generation if taken care of properly), so don't be surprised about the £425 price tag. What would be surprising is if we don't see knockoffs in stores in the near future.
Have you ever walked into a children's store and seen something that just makes you disappointingly wonder, "Now why don't they make that for us grown up folk?"
There's an equally impressive selection of handmade furniture in adult sizes, including the almost perfectly efficient design of their Bridge bedroom line: wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside table. Also made of solid oak and priced accordingly.