Using Creativity to Make School Less Scary


Between being introduced to an unfamiliar, often sterile place and being separated from their family temporarily, a child’s first few days of school can be scary. Designed with this in mind (and just in time for the back to school season), the Zooo table aims to take their worries away by providing a creative and comfortable space from the get-go.

Kids can customize their own chair with a number of different animal facial features from ears to eyes to noses, simultaneously creating a sense of ownership and familiarity while exercising their creativity. They’ll make and be able to identify their own personal spot each day and associate it with fun and comfort. Furthermore, the design is made of warm, welcoming materials like wood and felt to make it as inviting and comfortable as possible.

Designers: Farid Hatami & Shirin Amini