If you are a parent, you have probably thought about different ways how to declutter your children’s stuff, but have not really done anything yet. You know how crazy and overwhelming it can be. Toys and clothes seem to be endless as the kids grow. So if you are a new parent, follow this advice: do not buy a lot of stuff.
No matter how tempting it is or how cute an item is, refrain from shopping too much. You need to be smarter now especially since there is a move to go friendlier with nature, as well as, live a more minimalist life. One way parents can contribute to Mother Nature is by choosing furniture pieces that grow with their children.
Designer: Theo Luvisotto
The Flip-Flap Children’s Chair is a smart invention by Theo Luvisotto, an industrial designer from Brussels. He worked on numerous mechanisms and prototypes before getting to the final design. The chair features a backrest that can be flipped down and converted to a stepladder.
It’s a two-in-one item that can help children in different ways. It’s a chair for when kids have to study or play. It also works as a stepladder when kids need to reach higher spots. With it, the children can be the same height as the adult as they start doing things together. Have your kid step on the Flip-Flap so he can help you while preparing the table or washing the dishes.
The Flip-Flap is a wooden chair that comes with an industrial design. The refined aesthetics show a wooden part serving as the seat and another, the backrest, with a smooth painted finish that can be pulled down to work as a step stool. Young kids can transform the piece themselves but as with any object, always with caution.
This transformable chair teaches kids to concentrate on work as they sit. It also teaches them self-sufficiency so they can become the “big kids” their parents want them to be. This chair isn’t really for play but it can be fun to use. It’s more practical than anything else.
The Flip-Flap Children’s Chair is mainly for the kids but it can be interesting to see an adult version. You see, we grown-ups sometimes need to use a ladder to reach cabinets, especially in the kitchen. A bigger version will be a helpful, space-saving piece of furniture we’d like to see in small, tiny homes.