Exhibited at Volta NY, Design Within Reach: A Playful Home, and Holiday House
Multi-functional play set includes an arc-shaped table that seats up to 3 and a nesting chair that does double-duty as a side table.
The new Lunar Table and Eclipse Chair is inspired by celestial bodies, and brings a fun form for play into any child’s universe. The arc of the Lunar Table provides an ideal surface for solo or group activities. In multiples, the table builds out into ovals — allowing for an innovative use of the center for toys, decorative objects or plants — or into a continuous 's' pattern with unlimited capacity, great for public space, museums and playrooms of any size. The Eclipse Chair nests into the table when not in use, is stackable for ease of storage, and doubles as a stylish side table for any room in the house.
The natural plywood material is a nod to historic school furniture and the simple oil finish is available in four classic color options that all work together. The complementary hues of Pure (natural), Moonlight (blue), Sunshine (yellow) and Astral White provide myriad possibilities whether the desired mood is subtle or striking.
Designed for ages 2-10, this set is a perfect addition to residential or commercial settings. With the introduction of the Lunar Table and Eclipse Chair, kinder MODERN has designed and produced a play set chic enough for parents and all the kids in their orbit.
lunar tables build out into several configurations including ‘s’ (pictured above) and ‘o’
was available in limited run of ‘moonlight blue’
Heritage Set for kinder MODERN, 2017
designed in collaboration with studiokinder.
NYCxDESIGN 2017 Awards Honoree
a study in form, the heritage collection is the first “mini” furniture collection from studiokinder. it includes three multifunctional pieces: the heritage sit, the heritage flip, and the heritage perch.
the three piece heritage collection is a hand-crafted, heirloom quality furniture set that can be used as a trio or individually in a number of ways. the set was designed to encourage children to interact with the luxurious metal-inlayed wood in all of their everyday activities - eating, playing, even getting messy - leaving behind a literal imprint. used by the child from toddlerhood to teenage years, each piece will develop a patina over time that is unique to its owner. eventually a personal heirloom is born, valued for its inherent quality and design, as well as the visible nostalgia left by the family who loved it.
‘heritage flip’ and ‘sit’ in charred ash with brass accents
‘heritage flip’ doubles as a playful bench/stool or side table
With a constant inclination to integrate play into design, I naturally found myself wanting to explore play and portals for play in my senior focus. This led me through an analysis of playgrounds and their history & themes.
PLAYGROWN is a playground inspired collection of furniture and home accessories that brings meaningful and light-hearted engagement into its utility and contributes to the conversation on the need for more adult play.
PLAYGROWN would be experienced as an exhibition that would serve as a touchpoint for play to anyone that walked through the gallery’s doors.