A range of children's furniture, designed for Barton Furniture, one of the last remaining contract furniture and upholstery companies left in the once booming town of Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire, England.
We decided to pursue a bentwood design with bold colors and a range of different shapes. We wanted to inspire and challenge children in their environment, and also give schools options when it came to their furniture. The seat shell was bent laminated plywood along with a bentwood ‘U’ shape leg design. Classic mortise and tenor joints were used for added strength.
The curved and asymmetrical shapes offer more aesthetic and textural stimulation for children. The variety of each design represents the diversity in our classrooms today and encourages children to embrace this concept.
The product range is now being sold as part of Barton Furniture’s core range.