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Jan

6 Children’s spaces that are highly deliberated

Spaces which keep children in mind are usually more whimsical than others. We enable more bold palettes of colour, seating options and clever. But these child-friendly areas still rely more on smiles than on style. When designer and director at Project M. PLus in Los Angeles, was commissioned to create the Brella Childcare room, she and the squad decided to do away with all that. Here’s where interior design firms should take notes.

There wasn’t a true design-driven solution from our study of children’s areas in Los Angeles she says. Some places actually gave us examples that we shouldn’t do! she focused on aesthetics that complemented the comfort of the rounded gates that linked play areas to parent’s co-working rooms. With social media, I think that’s becoming more honest, but we’re seeing so many educated, imaginative parents in Los Angeles who really expect high brand experience, she goes on to say. We have thus built a palette of neutrals with vibrant cobalt blue pops that are sex-neutral and child-friendly and an interior design that is child friendly.

Brella


The design of Brella was initially based on a logo in Playa Vista, California, which would make the “calming neutral” palette part of the holistic approach to the brand. From there on, the design spread to custom sofas, side tables and’ pebble’ seating with the Kvarrat fabric, which is part of a globe-shaped tapestry luminaire cluster. Flooring forbogans and daltitis were employed on floors and walls in order to create more color and texture.

The Children’s Library at Concourse House


In the New York City’s Concerse House, a Bronx women’s and child center, shapes are a defining characteristic of this children’s library. MKCA worked on this venture for free and received money in a vacant upper deck to create a vibrant place to learn and story. The rounded bookshelf serves as a centerpiece and shielding monitor from the buildings and a vibrant Studio Proba rug combines forward designers such as Egg Collective and Fernando Mastrangelo in similarly varied and geometric chairs.

The Little Wing


It’s no secret that the Wing is a highly crafted community and network destination for women only. But his children’s room, called the Little Wing, imagined his Instagram-ready children’s esthetic. The Little Wing feature pendant lights like spheres, mirroring the sky, and chairs with bunny ears in a casual colorful location, as a New York City branch in SoHo, partnering with Crates and Kids and Stories. In other words, it fits into the enviable digs of the rest of the brand.

Bybliss Beauty and Kids


In the ice cream palette of the youngest spaces this kids barbershop in Odessa, Ukraine, produces a polished environment, where the greatest lesson can be learned is how to manage yourself. Sorbet shades cover sitting and pendant light, crossing stiff walls and window panels which add to the feel of high ceilings. This is all a JK Lab Architect’s design, which has managed to create a coherent and enjoyable place for a new thing.

Ora Nursery


Roar, an interior decorating company based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, pertains to this venture as one of its trademark designs, and the “nursery of the future.” Its goal, government backed of the UAE, is to plan children for cooperative occupations that are not yet likely to occur— and it does so in a strongly futuristic environment. In order to promote play and creativity, soothing curves and natural materials characterize the open floor plan, and surround swings, slides, and projections of space-age. When that looks like the future, then those children will be lucky.

IBOBI International Kindergarten


This Montessori school in Shenzhen, China, was designed by VMDPE Design from floor to ceiling in pine wood, giving the room a dry, elevated feel. While it may look more like a JK Lab Architects at first glance than a kindergarten, every feature has been built with children in mind from the mini-staircases to the low windows for easy viewing of tots. The Montessori philosophy allows children to discover the world on their own while adults take a back seat, so the high design style is sure to take away from the students at this academy.