In our Winter issue we interviewed Molly Meg about her collection of vintage childrens chairs. As well as running her on line store she was also working with the curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum of
Childhood to source items for their upcoming exhibition on seating
for children. For this exhibition she located iconic designs from
the 1950's and 1960's. The exhibition 'Sit Down' is now open for the next six months so if you are in London be sure to check it out.
Spotty by Peter Murdoch 1964-5, Marko red Dutch school chair 1970, Cosco adjustable Booster 1970
Continuing with furniture...If you are interested in vintage children's furniture, Molly Meg told us about her favorite book on the subject- Mobilier Design Pour Enfants.
'Someone equally fascinated by children’s chairs is Carol Daprey who has just published a book on design for children called Mobilier Design Pour Enfants focusing on children’s furniture design, a bible for any collector. Bringing together some of the best and most iconic designs by likes of Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Jean Prouvé. Her book places each piece in an historical context. It is only published in French, but is available in English early next year. Daprey also has a very inspirational blog which you can read here'.