children's drawings made into furniture children's drawings made into furniture
jun 22, 2013

children's drawings made into furniture

first image: the first two chairs produced from the children’s furniture collection

 

 

jack beveridge and joshua lake‘s ‘children’s furniture project sees the duo translate drawings of chairs by eight year olds into real pieces of furniture.

 

‘we wanted to explore the untainted imagination of a child. a class of 7-8 year olds designed their vision of a chair, we made them into reality.’

 

‘working with a local primary school, we took an art class and gave the children a simple piece of paper with the words, ‘please draw a chair’. with a little encouragement and some coloring in pencils, the children started scribbling away their dream chair! after an hour, we had the most beautiful selection of designs that we couldn’t come close to even dreaming of.’ – joshua lake

 

 


children were asked ‘please draw a chair’

 

 


here’s all of the chairs drawn – which will eventually be produced

 

 


this dennis the menace chair was chosen for production

 

 


making of…

 

 


the finished piece

 

 


this star-adorned rocker with its own fish tank has also been produced…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

via CR

  • The rockers are on the wrong way around!

    Chris says:
  • Awesome idea! So fun! … How come the bottom rocker of the yellow chair is put on backwards compared to the drawing? 😮

    stephanie says:
  • not sure if my comment posted. but i noticed the same thing chris did. the rockers are on backwards compared to the kid’s drawing! 😮

    stephanie says:
  • you spotted the difference alright chris…also i reckon the child has drawn a tablet computer attached to the chair and not an aquarium.

    Stan says:
  • I think the yellow chunk extending from the arm should be a cup holder. But all in all this is cool.

    Kimberly Listrud says:
  • My guess is it’s some kind of screen (maybe a tablet) depicting Finding Nemo, favourite movie of many.

    Dawn says:
  • Hello, you may be interested in the project “mobidecouverte” that french schools, french industrials and french designers make together for 15 years: http://www.mobidecouverte.com/les-actualites/videos,16/mobikadabra-mudac-2007,167.html

    Pierre-Eloi Bris says:
  • @Chris and Stephanie,
    I wondered the same at first about the rockers, but thought the designer may have decided to do it backwards due to balance. perhaps the chair wouldn’t rock well with the heavy part at the front?
    Also, I imagine, they spoke with the children about the chair design before building it. I’m guessing that the kid really wanted a fishtank/pet fish. 🙂 ….although, I do agree, a tablet and cup holder would be cool.

    Janice says:
  • I think there was a similar project to this done a couple of years back in regards to toys that kids drew. One person brought up an interesting comment which is also worth mentioning here: did the kids actually believe the real life objects a fair representation of their ideas, or was what they had in their head actually quite different from what it was on paper? Would they recognise the chairs as being their idea or actually see a disconnect? For example, some wobbly drawn legs may be just an unsteady hand drawing straight lines.

    Vicky says:
  • really really nice idea. but spray paint and iron angles? are you serious? is this an designblog or an do-it yourself page?

    Max says:

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