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Dorja Benussi Designer & founder Tink Things Studio

Tink Things is a brand made by a family-owned creative studio Benussi&theFish.

We think creating meaningful design and experiences should start with keen sensibility for people.

The premise we stand behind is that design should be an agent of change, rethinking the status quo and defining a new, better future for our children. Typical design for kids is just a static, mini version of adult sized objects. We believe it should be completely different; inclusive, supportive, dynamic, and more fun.

Therefore, we are passionate about creating sensory-smart (Tink) Things that work as brain-food for our children.

We believe self-regulation and good sensory intelligence are key to the wellbeing of any child. Sensory experiences are an integral part of both children’s learning process and their emotional calm. When kids can consciously engage their senses, they are happier and can focus better. Mindfulness is a skill that can be nurtured from early on, but it requires practice. As caregivers and designers, we are the ones who can provide the tools. We are inspired and moved by the idea about sensory approach becoming a standard in kids’ design.

Awards

Salone Satellite (Salone del Mobile award), A’ Design Award, Kids Design Award (final selection), Big See Award, Golden Key Award, Zagreb Design Week Award, Faculty of Architecture – School of Design Zagreb Award.

with Darja Benussi, designer & founder of Tink Things

Why do you make organic & sensory furniture for children?
We make sensory kids furniture because we believe self-regulation and sensory & emotional intelligence are key to the wellbeing of any child. Typical design for kids is just a static, mini version of adult sized objects. We believe it should be completely different; inclusive, supportive, dynamic, and more fun.

What is special about your sensory furniture for children?
Tink chairs provide the support children need for developing emotional regulation while aiding their focus and memory skills. Either in play or studying, sensory furniture helps children feel focused & grounded, while also being really fun and relaxing.

Where was your children Tink Things founded?
Tink Things was founded by Benussi&theFish, a creative studio from Zagreb, Croatia.

Where do you produce your furniture for children?
Fabric parts are manufactured in Kamnik, Slovenia. Wooden and aluminum parts are manufactured in Samobor, Croatia. Chairs are assembled and shipped from Zagreb – where we life and work – in Croatia.

What do you do when you ARE NOT working?
We are playing. We are dancing, playing basketball, running, reading, cooking, building forts, drawing, training zen & meditating.

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