A chair for kids, a house for dolls: how 'little architects' grow up

by Valentina Ieva
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A chair, a dollhouse, a storage: these three distinct functions come together in the same object. Torafu Architects have designed a very original piece of furniture.

The designers explained: "We designed a chair for kids, which can be used as a dollhouse and storage. When split apart down the middle, the chair reveals the shape of a house with a red gable roof.

Kids can play dollhouse with their toys and stow them away with other small objects by shutting the chair close once playtime is over". 

  

koichi suzuno and alicja strzyżyńska of torafu architects give the name ‘dollhouse chair’ to the object, (made by ichiro brand) for its multiple purpose use.

dollhouse chair is both furnishing and kids toys, that helps children to become 'little architects'!

All images by akihiro ito, courtesy of Torafu arachitects (Koichi Suzuno, Alicja Strzyżyńska).

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    • Valentina Ieva

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      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)

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