carlo contin's chair encourages children to keep their toys in order carlo contin's chair encourages children to keep their toys in order
feb 10, 2016

carlo contin's chair encourages children to keep their toys in order

carlo contin’s chair encourages children to keep their toys in order
(above) made in transparent plastic, the chair can change depending on the toys that are inside
all images © andrea basile




italian designer carlo contin has designed a chair that encourages children to keep their toys in order, by giving it a container characteristic. called ‘mom’, the piece is made of transparent acrylic and has an opening on the top for children to fill the empty space with their favorite games once they are finished playing. the seat can be lifted for even easier insertion or removal of the objects, becoming a game itself.

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children can insert the toys through a hole on the top part of it




thanks to small wheels placed on the bottom, the chair can be easily moved around for kids. the acrylic material also offers resistance to water, and it is possible to draw and color on its surface that can be easily cleaned. the chair will be an always-changing object, that will have a different look depending on which toys go inside, or the way they rest, creating an always fun to look at piece of furniture for both adults and children. ‘mom’ is a prototype and not in production.

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‘mom’ is fun to look at and can change depending on what you put inside of it

carlo contin mom chair designboom
the seat of the chair can be lifted so the container can be accessed easily

carlo contin mom chair designboom
once the kid has finished playing, he can put the toys back into the chair

carlo contin mom chair designboom
the transparent acrylic allows children to draw on it and also for it to be easily cleaned

carlo contin mom chair designboom
‘mom’ is made of transparent acrylic

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a fun chair for children and their toys



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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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