Tamago – Play Furniture for Kids
Merci Design, a Latvian Design Group has developed a line of children’s play furniture made from 100% recycled paper pulp, the same material used to produce an egg carton. Tamago, which means ‘egg’ in Japanese, consists of seven distinct sections, designed for use by children in whatever way they choose.
Tamago pieces with a soft edge, lightweight (yes, they can be carried by a child) and has a nontoxic construction. They can be manipulated to make the words or numbers, or just move around at will. Reminds us of a mini Stonehenge raspy texture, cuts encourage young artists to express their creativity with paints, pencils or crayons. Now that’s what you call ‘designer’ furniture.
Merci design studio aims to create innovative products, functional and reduce its impact on the environment. Tamago is still in the ‘presentation’ stage of production, but with more people switching to the recycled materials to produce children’s toys, we can expect to see more of this product type.