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IGLOOPLAY KIDS FURNITURE
Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On May 14, 2006 @ 5:11 pm In Architecture,Design,eco kids,Green Furniture,Inhabitots,Modern Kids,Prefab Housing | 3 Comments
In honor of Mother’s Day, we thought we’d cover some mom-friendly (and kid-friendly) contemporary design. If you have energetic little ones but still want to maintain a stylish design aesthetic, then Iglooplay  is the furniture for you. I don’t even have kids, yet checking out Iglooplay’s adorable Mod Rocker  and Tea Pods  makes me wanna get started soon, so I have a reason to buy these insanely cute bent-ply pieces!
I spotted Iglooplay  yesterday at the BKLYN Design fair . I don’t know if the company just got lucky when I happened to be standing in front of their booth, but it seemed that every kid between the ages of 2-5 who was at the fair was at the Iglooplay  booth, playing in and amongst their furniture. Eva and Max (shown in these photographs) seem to get a big kick out of the furniture. Clearly the company is doing something right if kids are scrambling over each other to play with the Iglooplay  pieces.
Iglooplay  is a children’s furniture collection based out of Brooklyn, NY, that combines organic forms, ergonomics and a modernist sensibility to playfully engage both children and adults. Designer Lisa Albin  conceived the company when she had her first baby and realized that there was very little thoughtfully designed children’s furniture on the market. Observing the way her growing toddler played and interacted with shapes, materials and color, she began to develop designs that were engaging to kids and aesthetically pleasing to adults.
In 2005 the Iglooplay  collection earned a Good Design Award from The Chicago Athenaeum / Museum of Architecture and Design. The Mod Rocker has been awarded Honorable Mention from the 2006 I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review.
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/05/14/iglooplay-kids-furniture/
 Iglooplay: http://www.iglooplay.com/
 Mod Rocker: http://www.iglooplay.com/mod-rocker.html
 Tea Pods: http://www.iglooplay.com/teapods.html
 BKLYN Design fair: http://www.brooklyndesigns.net/exhibit_ip.htm
 Iglooplay: http://www.iglooplay.com/about.html
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