INTERVIEW Mary Garner
The Little Playroom range of furniture, cushions and mats provides kids with a fun space in which to play and dream.
Little Playroom is the brainchild of Joburg-based designer and interior architect Daniela Sanchez. On a mission to develop compact furniture for children that is functional, affordable and cool, Daniela designed a range of tables, chairs, chalkboards and storage pieces, as well as cushions and play mats.
The furniture comes in four colours, Commando Blue, Blush Pink, Cool Grey and Snowy White; and the fabric motifs are playful and graphic.
Which designs do you find work best for children’s furniture?
The best designs are functional and adaptable, and can grow with a child. It is also important that children’s furniture does not detract from the decor in the rest of the home.
Which materials do you use?
With the current Little Playroom collection we’ve worked with a combination of solid pine and MDF, not only for their strength and durability but also because they make for more affordable products. We only use water-based paints. For the cushions and play mats we use either bull denim or 100% cotton.
What do you have planned for Little Playroom in 2018?
There are some exciting new designs in the pipeline, and we want to grow the brand.
For more information, visit littleplayroom.co.za.