Do kids need design?
I’m a BIG believer in creativity and think that design can have an impact from the very early stages. Design is incredibly important to me.
What is your favorite product for kids – be it a toy or piece of furniture that you had as a child or a product that you discovered as an adult?
That’s a hard one. I have an old Victorian desk with lots of secret little compartments, it sits in my bedroom and it used to belong to my mother when she was a little girl. Something modern would have to be the Marc Newson Rocking Horse in white.
What is your idea of good children’s toys?
Something to engage them, I’m quite old school with my toys and love going back to basics. My son found my husband’s old yo-yo last week and hasn’t put it down. There are so many toys on offer now. It is quite hard to find what you’re looking for. Having said that, my kids, like many others, often prefer playing with the box than the toy itself.
What is essential for every kid’s room?
Properly backed curtains so the light doesn’t creep in. Also a good bed that they feel comfortable and safe in.
What should designers consider when they design spaces or products for children?
Remember that it’s for a child. You can always ben in keeping with your home and style but don’t forget practicality! If you want a white rocking chair, make sure it has removable covers! It might sound silly but I love surfing on Pinterest for inspiration when it comes to children’s spaces. Know what you want and try not to overload the space with clutter, less is definitely more!