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Cardboard Kids' Desks

Flatpacked Furnishings Teach Youngsters the Process and Logic of Assembly

— March 4, 2015 — Eco
In a modern world where children are given ready-made objects for play and practical use, projects like this cardboard kids' desk make valuable possessions. Crafts have long been wonderful activities to encourage imagination, creativity and technical skills in youngsters, so building a whole item of furniture presents a great learning opportunity.

When parents order their tots the Imagination Desk and the Imagination Chair, the six and five sets of components come flat-packed and ready for easy assembly. Together with mom or dad, little ones can take pride in piecing every part like an intuitive puzzle, forming an eco table and a seat with extraordinary strength. The corrugated cardboard furniture can withstand 500 pounds, rough play, and wear and tear. Children are encouraged to customize their furnishings too, by drawing and painting on them. The components can be flipped over later to provide blank canvases, and both objects can be recycled when they've been outgrown.
Trend Themes
1. DIY Furniture - The trend of building furniture at home provides an opportunity for businesses to create DIY furniture kits for children, allowing them to learn assembly skills while also encouraging creativity.
2. Educational Play - The trend of incorporating education into play presents an opportunity for businesses to develop products that help children learn practical skills, such as assembly, in a fun and engaging way.
3. Eco-friendly Materials - The trend of using eco-friendly materials like cardboard in furniture production opens up opportunities for businesses to create sustainable and recyclable products for children.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - The furniture manufacturing industry can explore the opportunity of creating flatpacked furniture kits for children, providing an educational and sustainable option for parents.
2. Toy Industry - The toy industry can tap into the trend of educational play by developing interactive toys that teach children practical skills, like assembly, while also promoting creativity.
3. Crafting and Art Supplies - The crafting and art supplies industry can benefit from the trend of DIY furniture by offering specialized supplies, such as child-friendly paints and markers, for customizing cardboard furniture.
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