Alfredo Häberli, Nicole Hollatz

Alfredo Häberli Design Development
Kids’ Stuff
Iittala, Finnland

Kids’ Stuff is a place setting for small children, consisting of 10 items in all. Both in its design and in the well considered choice of materials, it expresses the aspiration to take children seriously. The aim here is to do justice to children’s nature and needs, not just on the basis of childish decorations but through the development of functional solutions that take into account the special requirements of young children and the muscular coordination they are capable of. Poetic details, such as the form of a wooden platter’s being suggestive of a whale, serve to stimulate the child’s faculties of observation and imagination.