Look! House Bookcase

Technically, this award-winning design isn't even intended for children (it's meant to be a storage space/room divider for offices), but we covet it anyway and can't help picturing it crawling with little Playmobil figures. Perhaps this is what having kids does to you when faced with cutting-edge design.

Designed by FBJ Inventar-snedkeren, the official name of this internationally acclaimed design is Library. Made of ash wood and powdercoated steel, it can house books on its shelves and magazines on its sloped roof. We love the simplicity and elegance of this design, which (dare we suggest, since it's a one-off and not available for purchase) could be beautifully re-imagined by those handyfolk among you.