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Kid-Friendly Playful Furniture

The Toronto Stool Doubles as a Fun Toy for Children

— July 16, 2013 — Art & Design
Give a child a cardboard box and they will turn it into just about anything with maybe a marker, but mostly their minds; the Toronto Stool relies on that pension for imagination as well. A simple piece of furniture, the Toronto Stool boasts a modular design that allows it to double as a fun and basic toy for children.

Created by IN-TENTA and manufactured by MADE DESIGN, the Toronto Stool is comprised of a number of discs made out of waste cork and kid-friendly foam. Completely recyclable, it not only fosters their creativity and imagination, but also their coordination and movement. Aiding kids as they grow, the Toronto Stool is held together with a red cord.
Trend Themes
1. Modular Furniture - The trend of modular furniture allows for versatile and interactive designs that can serve multiple purposes, such as transforming into toys for children.
2. Sustainable Materials - The use of recyclable and eco-friendly materials, like waste cork and kid-friendly foam, in furniture design caters to increasing consumer demand for sustainability.
3. Playful Design - Furniture designs that incorporate playful elements and encourage imagination provide an opportunity for innovative and engaging products.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Furniture manufacturers can capitalize on the trend of modular furniture and incorporate sustainable materials to create unique and eco-friendly products.
2. Toy Manufacturing - Toy manufacturers can explore collaborations with furniture designers to create multifunctional toys that foster creativity and imagination in children.
3. Interior Design - Interior designers can incorporate playful furniture designs in their projects to create engaging and interactive spaces for children.
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