"Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona chair exemplifies maximal functionality balanced against minimal structural framework, resulting in the illusion of free-flowing open space. Madelaine can attest to the balanced part..."
Photographer Kristopher Chandroo considered the compatibility of babies and mid century design in the course of documenting his daughter's first year. Madelaine has spent her first 365 days on earth as a child-safety inspector for her house, defying gravity and indulging her father's sense of humor (with a little help from Photoshop).
Reconciling a love of design and practical family concerns is a perennial hot topic at Apartment Therapy, and this series is a sweet reminder to all of us to lighten up. At the end of the day, a house is as baby-friendly as the people who live there. While we might be perpetually behind the eight ball on childproofing, parents address concerns as they arise and furnish their home with things they love.
• See the entire series: Kristopher Chandroo
(Images: Kristopher Chandroo)