Uten.Silo by Dorothee Becker 1969
The fact that children are a demanding customer group in their own particular way has challenged many designers to create furniture and objects specially for them. With the 'Elephant' by Charles & Ray Eames, the 'Porcupine Desk' by Hella Jongerius and 'Panton Junior' by Verner Panton the Vitra children's collection has now also grown in size, offering a colourful and cheerful range of colours.
Algue by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec 2004
Charles and Ray Eames are pioneers at Vitra in the field of children's furniture. Their creations show that child-centred design is not simply reflected in fairy-tale or comic motifs, but that here, too, the main focus can and should be on function.
Children's Chair and Stool by Charles and Ray Eames 1945
For some time now Vitra has been producing the 'Children's Chair', together with the 'Stool' and the 'Hang it all' coat rack by Charles and Ray Eames. The 'Plywood Elephant' – designed in 1945 – was added on the occasion of an anniversary edition and is now produced in a plastic version, the 'Eames Elephant'.
Zoo Timers by George Nelson 1965
George Nelson's 'Zoo Timers' can be classified both in the accessory and children's furniture section, just like Alexander Girard's 'Wooden Dolls', which also remove the distinctions between big and small in a similar way.
Werner Panton, too, made a contribution to the growing Vitra children's collection with the legendary 'Panton Chair'. Available since 2006, the 'Panton Junior' is not just the latest but also the smallest of the cantilever chair family. It has been accompanied since 2007 by the 'Porcupine Desk', a kids' desk created by Hella Jongerius.