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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Colorful Kids Chairs

I'm currently re-designing an Upper West Side apartment for a young family, who are fortunate enough to be knocking through to the recently acquired apartment next door to gain a much-needed adult study and family room. The compact kids space will house a seating area for movie-watcing and a stretch of built-in desks to accommodate all 3 kids and their various activities, from homework to crafts to piano-playing. A relatively neutral color palette will prevail, but we wanted fun colorful chairs for each desk station, and I was pleased to find so many eye-catching options. Here are a few of the top runners:

Eames Molded Plastic Eifel Side Chair from Design Within Reach (shown in Red Orange, available in nearly a dozen other options)

The Jake Chair form Room & Board (shown in Blue, available in 6 other colors)

Geography Lesson Chair from Anthropologie

IKEA's Jules Visitor Chair (shown in yellow, available in 5 other colors)

Series 7 Side Chair designed by Arne Jacobson, available at Hive Modern (available in nearly 20 hues).

Pony Sprout Chair from cb2

West Elm's Scoop Back Chair in Red Petal (Black also available, as well as solid finishes)