Wouldn’t You Though?
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How’s this for a great idea? New British brand Mini Eden launched just a few weeks ago, offering kids cool interiors and micro versions of design classics. So your Frank Lloyd Wright in-the-making can have his own Eames chair, modular outdoor furniture or miminalist sofa on which to drop his sandwich crumbs, sit on plasticine and perfect his marker pen doodling technique.
As with a lot of this junior-version-of-adult trends, a little probably goes a long way, or you’ll end up with a child who can bore for Britain about Sixties innovation, but can’t get anyone to come around and play.
But I don’t think you can go wrong with an Eames rocking chair (above pic), no matter how young or old you are, and the bright colours naturally lend themselves to a kids space.
Prices are a bit ticklish, with the Eames chairs £42, and sofas around the £300 mark (I mean, holy crap!). Certainly if you start peering on Ikea you might scratch your head a little, but ultimately it comes down to a judgement call about how cool you want a kids space to be at what cost.
And what do I know about such things? I’m the woman who has allowed a doll’s house with half its frontage dangling off to sit centre stage in my child’s room for two years. I’ve done nothing as kids play stickers have silently appeared all over my daughter’s walls like a virulent interiors pox. Fairy stencils I lovingly applied have been half-peeled off. Clean washing mounts up on the bureau because I can’t quite be bothered to put it away.
And yet I think everything could be solved by buying one of those Eames rocking chairs. Yup, I’m in.