What do you do when you need a child-sized chair that is fun and durable but nobody sells it? Dennis Kowal Architects decided to design the chair and have it manufactured. Because of the unique design, the chair can be flipped down for sitting close to the floor or used upright as a conventional seat. Bright colors were added in an assortment of pastels to compliment the new children’s room. A wood prototype was built by Dennis Kowal Architects to study the right height for a child and to understand ergonomics of the shape. Once a comfortable profile was developed, the design was modified for image and ease of manufacture. Construction drawings were sent to Scotti Powers of Workplace Technology Furniture who manufactured the chairs in Vietnam for Dennis Kowal Architects.
The children’s Story Room contains another type of Dennis Kowal Architects designed furniture. Wall murals of bedposts, refrigerators, and comfortable chairs adorn the Craft and Story Room. Children’s favorite characters hide behind every corner ready to pop out and play. Exposed wood trusses and a small-scaled covered porch entrance provide a cottage-like location for adventure and make-believe.
And when you can’t build the furniture, you can specify some very interesting stuff. While the desk and bookcases were milled to Dennis Kowal Architects specifications including a special grapevine inlay, this Young Adult area got some basket chairs and finger chairs to add the fun.
These chairs were manufactured for Dennis Kowal Architects to complete the children’s room and are enjoyed by a variety of young people including Bob the Builder.