The biggest benefit of owning a play kitchen is that your child will get lost for hours in the fun of role playing. Ah, time off for yourself! This awesome play kitchen is super eco-friendly and fun, made by North Forty Design. North Forty founders, Sandor and Jackelyn Pratt started off producing custom projects for private homes, such as detailed accessories and one-of-a-kind heirloom furniture pieces. When the Pratts became parents, they expanded their repertoire, and started to design creative and imaginative play objects such as this modern, open-ended play kitchen. Keep reading to learn more.
Just the basics
North Forty Design notes, “We set out to create a play kitchen to be the framework for all the scenarios a child will imagine.” Meaning, this play kitchen offers an open-ended design that can as easily be a full kitchen, a farmers market stand, a retail store, or whatever else your child can dream up. Bonus, the lovely look of bamboo will fit in beautifully in your modern home.
North Forty Design, while a small company, makes some big environmentally sound choices such as using locally sourced, FSC materials. They build their play kitchen with one of two eco-friendly choices: bamboo or birch. The pretty white laminate that accents the kitchen is Greenguard certified.
North Forty Design goes beyond materials when it comes to sustainability. Everything they make is made locally, in-house, in Los Angeles, CA. The company use recycled plastics and they strive to limit company waste by utilizing the limitations of their materials in the design process to maximize yield.
This play kitchen is available in two separate units that can be arranged in multiple orientations. North Forty Design uses research based design, because as designers and parents, the Pratt’s know that children learn through play, hence, they take care to combine play with design. The company notes, “Our products have been designed to be open-ended and encourage the child to discover, imagine, experiment, and have fun!”
Options, pricing and ordering
When ordering, which you can accomplish directly at the North Forty Design website, you can choose to purchase just the fridge unit, just the sink unit or a sweet combo of both. All residents of the continental United States get FREE shipping via USPS, UPS or FedEx. The company will also create custom orders specifically to meet your child’s needs, although note that while they have a good return policy, customized items are non-returnable.