‘EkokidSpaced.In‘ has just launched, and boys it’s fabulous! Described as ‘outspoken kids furniture ‘ by designer and founder Cristina Pell … I love the designs and certainly wish this furniture was around when my children were young! The business manufacturers bold, edgy, easy, durable, no screws kids furniture. The idea of ‘EkokidSpaced.In’ evolved from Cristina’s other business Ekokids Australia, where she was hand making small decorative and functional products out of 12mm plywood.
“With a background in Industrial Design, I wanted to create larger size products that would look cool and would be durable. I figured I could provide another outlook in how we see and assemble kids furniture. By resolving and stream lining the pain staking job that is for parents – to fit together a product that involves lots of screws and never ending instructions. Inspired by all things minimal – ‘Viking joinery’ – the process was short cut and empowered mum to it herself frustration free without dismissing strength, cool design, durability and safety,” Cristina says. The range is ergonomic and so easy to assemble, no screws = no frustration! An adult can fit it together in 5 steps and in literally 5 minutes. I also love that the range really promotes imaginative play … lets get our kids back to basics and off electronic devices right!?!
What Cristina loves about her furniture range… the pieces will take your children on a journey through imaginative play. “It comes to life when it casts cool shadows, it boots their imagination and promotes interaction. Each product has a story behind it. It’s furniture that transforms into a secret lab, a hideout , a cozy bed, the list goes on … they’re so versatile, when it’s time to return from your magical journey and put the school brain juices to work, they’re awesome for homework and crafts,” she says. She also loves the fact her designs are providing a solution for mums, no more boxes in corner for weeks waiting to be assembled, easy to assemble furniture solutions … as I like to call it.
‘EkokidSpaced In’ kids furniture is very excited about a new addition to their range: The Oskar bear baby bassinet, still in the research and development stage and she is also planning a new collection in 2017 … so stay tuned! She loves the design industry; it’s forever evolving as is her business. She loves the freedom she has to create amazing products that are functional, well designed and aesthetically beautiful! Cristina’s tips for business success are to be determined, have optimism and be flexible.
A few moments with Cristina from EkokidSpacedIn:
The best day of the week is … When you hanging out with good people and have a really heart felt belly laugh and talk about this crazy universe of ours over a few glasses of wine.
Your dream destination is … Oh! This is a hard one. The bucket list has a few. But if I could go tomorrow, I would choose Bhutan or Mongolia
What has been one of your biggest ‘pinch me’ moments … Let’s see, being on top of Machu Pichu with my newly wed husband and a 4 month year old baby girl in a marsupial.
The best advice I ever received is … There’s always another way of seeing things- it’s a matter of perspective.
What I’m reading is … Coming in the mail- I’ve just ordered Remarketability by Lorraine Murphy,
My ultimate indulgence is …Eating a whole packet Prosciutto on my own with a good glass(es) of wine, when I’m trying to be vegetarian.
A special offer for The K J Collective readers – Visit their website here & get 10% off the full range until 30th November, 2016 – enter KJC10 (La-by is also available.)
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