BKLYN Designs is underway! The toyChaise, designed by Lisa Albin of Iglooplay will be on exhibition at the amazing design show this weekend. We’re thrilled about the eco-friendly children’s furniture literally coming out of the woodwork for BKLYN Designs, and we know the toyChaise would fit handily and beautifully into the repertoire of adults and children alike.


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“We’re all looking for more storage,” begins the description on the Iglooplay website, with regard to the toyChaise. It’s a knowing quote almost no city parent will disagree with, as multifunctional children’s furniture is prized by urbanites seeking to make the most of their limited apartment space.

The toyChaise features a sturdy ‘sunken’ countertop with a protruding molded ply backrest which creates a cozy throne that bookish kids can call their own. For kids who would rather make use of the back in “long orientation,” top the piece with a lightweight cushion and call it a really small daybed (dimensions: w43″ x d15.5″ x h17). The entire piece is constructed from “wood obtained from sustained yield forestry practice.”

All of this said, the obvious design attributes aren’t the only points that should be noted. Less obvious features such as the trunk’s “slow-closing safety hinge” that prevents “closing on little fingers” or “cut-outs” that double as handles (as opposed to adding more hardware), show that Iglooplay has our youngest design critics’ best interests at heart. And for those adults seeking a well-designed corner for themselves, make note that Iglooplay’s “design is not limited to age or use with children.”

+ Iglooplay

+ BKLYN Designs 2009