Torafu Architects, founded in 2004 by Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamuro, makes contemporary, playful and functional furniture and playthings for kids and adults (maybe you remember Koloro-desk or Dowel Blocks). Works by the duo include a diverse range of products, from architectural design to interior design for shops, exhibition space design, product design or spatial installations.
Recently, Torafu Architects designed for Ichiro a wooden chair for kids, which can be used as a dollhouse and storage. Therefore, three distinct functions come together in the same object. What a stylish and versatile piece!
The Dollhouse Chair appears to be a simple yet elegant child-sized chair. It’s much more.
The seating and storage object is split down the middle, opening and closing on a hinge.
When split apart down the middle, the chair reveals the shape of a house with a red gable roof.
Shelves within allow children to store their toys or small items within.
Kids can play dollhouse with their toys and stow them away with other small objects by shutting the chair close once playtime is over.
A simple, well-designed piece that serve multiple functions and take up less space.
All photos by Akihiro Ito courtesy Torafu Architects