Spot on Square

Spot on Square

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Carrie McBride
Feb 12, 2008

Have three children in the span of 18 months: check. Design new eco-conscious line of children's furniture: check. We're not going to question where they get their energy from, but clearly Bob and Nicole Springer have poured a lot of it into Spot on Square - a new collection of furniture for kids that celebrates clean, simple lines and is produced in an earth-mindful way.

Bob is an Industrial Designer and Nicole a teacher and now both are parents to three children so they approach their creations with both a solid design sense as well as an appreciation for what both children and parents need and want from their furniture. In their words, "The brand is centered on three pillars that serve as a framework; sustainability, safety and purity in design."

Their first series is called Hiya - a nickname their daughter gave to her twin brother. The entire line uses non-toxic, low VOC paints and MDF (medium-density fiberboard) made from recycled and reclaimed materials. The MDF can be paired with bamboo wood, a sustainable choice, or birch wood.

The Hiya series consists of a crib ($675-925), toddler bed ($449-625), dresser ($735-925), nightstand ($399-525), shelf unit ($499-625) and changing tray ($175-225). The collection will be available the first week of March and can be pre-ordered at Spot on Square.

They are also introducing a series of wall decor, also made of MDF (can be painted white, orange or gray), birch or bamboo ($45-65) with illustrations by Joon Lee.

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