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Discover Benelux | Design | Desirable Designs


A children’s playground A well-designed environment should by no means be reserved for adults only. Don’t our children deserve only the best? More and more original, highly usable and quality designs are developed and aimed at children. Here are some of our favourites. TEXT: MYRIAM GWYNNED DIJCK | PRESS PHOTOS

1 2 3: A seat for anywhere Doubling as a groundsheet and a seat, the ‘Kite’ is lightweight and easy to take with you. Thanks to the smart fold lines, it can be turned into a comfortable mini chair wherever you are. Designed by Brussels-based Louise Charlier, it is perfect for a day in the park or a family picnic. Price upon request. www.louisecharlier.be


1: Table of creativity It is clear why this play table by Belgian designer Quentin de Coster is called ‘Animal’ as the simplified shape was actually inspired by children’s drawings of tables and dogs. Made of maple wood, the head of the table is also a storage section for keeping toys, crayons and pencils within arm’s reach. Available in blue, orange, green and grey. Price upon request. www.quentindecoster.com

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5: Burst of light This funky ‘Fireworks’ pendant light will bathe any room in a warm shade of pink . Created by Dutch by Design, it is made of lightweight polymer diffusing shades. As a striking centre piece, it creates a soothing ambience for a child’s bedroom (also available in white). €45 www.dutchbydesign.com

2: Sharing is caring This is certainly the case with these ‘Share Chairs’ by Dutch designer Ineke Hans. The rocking chair with two seats is made from durable recycled plastic but feels and looks like wood. It is Uv and water-resistant and suitable for indoor and outdoor play. €422 www.inekehans.com



4: Books in the trees The fibreboard ‘Louane’ book case adds a playful touch to your child’s bedroom. Shaped like a tree, the freestanding shelving unit was created by French designer Christophe Boulin for the quirky Belgian brand Mathy by Bols. It is also available as ‘Sam’, a slightly different design, and the bigger ‘Tess’ and lastly ‘Jules’, which fits around the corner of a bunk bed. €554 www.mathy-by-bols.be

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Discover Benelux | Issue 16 | April 2015  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and France.

Discover Benelux | Issue 16 | April 2015  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and France.