dollhouse chair by torafu architects can be used as seating and storage
all photos by akihiro ito, courtesy of torafu arachitects

 

 

 

combining storage with external functionalities is always a matter in question when it comes to children’s furnishings and toys. taking this into consideration, koichi suzuno and alicja strzyżyńska of torafu architects have designed the ‘dollhouse chair’, which takes its name from its multiple purpose use.

 

made for ichiro, the playful object is split down its middle and opens and closes — from chair to dollhouse and storage — on a hinge, revealing the shape of a home with a red gabled roof when unlatched. in this way, children can play with the dollhouse and stow away their toys within, by shutting the chair closed when playtime is over; these functions making the ‘dollhouse chair’ versatile.

dollhouse chair torafu architects designboom
‘dollhouse chair’ in its closed format

 

dollhouse chair torafu architects designboom
the seating and storage object is split down the middle, opening and closing on a hinge

 

dollhouse chair torafu architects designboom
when completely unlatched, the design reveals a red gabled roof house

 

dollhouse chair torafu architects designboom
shelves within allow children to store their toys within when playtime is over

dollhouse chair torafu architects designboom
the chair opens to display a dollhouse setting

 

dollhouse chair torafu architects designboom
children can freely play with the ‘dollhouse chair’ and store their toys within

 

dollhouse chair torafu architects designboom
from chair to dollhouse