Any design classic worth its salt now seems to be available in a kids version too. Earlier this summer we featured the Knoll range and there's also the Charles and Ray Eames selection. The junior crate chair reproduces the chair Gerrit Rietveld made from reused crate wood packaging in 1934, but at 2/3 of its normal size. These chairs do have slightly more of a pedigree than some of the designs on the market as, in his lifetime, Rietveld did build a pair for his own daughter.
The twenty-first century version comes as a flat pack in a variety of colourful finishes as well as the natural version shown here. If you think your kids aesthetic sensibilities are worth this kind of investment, the chair costs 189 euros.
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