RaFa-kids is an up and coming sustainable kids furniture company that emerged from a shared dream of two married architects. After the arrival of their two sons, Agata, who manages the aesthetic side of the designs and Arek, the technical brain of the duo, decided that designing for kids seemed like the perfect endeavor as architects and parents. RaFa-kids' goal is to design and produce affordable, sustainable and quality furniture for families, and they're well on their way to their goal with a hip line of amazing looking furniture. Keep reading to learn more about this new eco-company and see what they've got to offer.
Play & Function
RaFa-kids designs products that inspire creativity and growth. The designers note, “We see a child’s bed not only as a place to sleep but also as an integrated and playful element of each room.” This said, each piece of furniture RaFa-kids makes is flexible, adaptable, functional and yet still playful, like the K Desk, shown above. When closed the K Desk is clean and elegant, but lift the slender lid and you discover another layer of the desk with rounded corners and a hidden organizer.
RaFa-kids uses safe, eco-minded materials for their furniture, such as quality, sustainably sourced European Birch plywood. For finishes the company uses two layers of best class water-based Scandinavian lacquers that are non-toxic, low VOC and 100% Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) free. RaFa-kids also uses the latest Computer Numerically Controlled (C.N.C) technology in order to produce with material efficiency that attempts to reduce waste to virtual zero.
Production & Safety
RaFa-kids pieces are designed according to the EU safety standards. Pieces are manufactured by a Polish company that has produced furniture for 30 years with experience with high quality products like Vitra furniture. The owners themselves note that they control the production process and pay careful attention to every detail, even handling distribution on their own. All products are neatly flat-packaged in compact recyclable boxes.
Furniture & Product Range
As you can see throughout this gallery, RaFa-kids offers many hip pieces for children and teens – and even adults. From the slick K Desk to an assortment of awesome beds, including loft style beds, bunk beds, toddler beds and more, you’ll find pieces to suit your needs no matter if you have one child or siblings in a shared space. Furniture is available in a range of trendy colors from whitewashed to natural to chocolate. The company also offers a nice playful swing, and some textile goodies too.
While playful, RaFa-kids designs with tweens, teens and even adults in mind as well as children. For example, the K Desk is suitable for kids, teens and adults, and the teen bed shown above will work well for older kids, teens and even a young adult in a college dorm or first apartment.
Prices & Ordering
RaFa-kids’ pricing is what you’d expect from a quality sustainable furniture company – not super inexpensive, but reasonable when you consider the eco-materials and craftsmanship. The company is located in the Netherlands but they ship all over the world and you can order directly from their website. About half of their collection is available now, with the full range expected to launch in October of 2014. You can contact RaFa-kids directly with questions.