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  • 04.14.11

A Throne/High-Chair That Grows With Your Kid

Serious princesses only, please!

A Throne/High-Chair That Grows With Your Kid

Some girls want to be princesses forever. Now there’s a chair for that.

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The Stacking Throne, by Studio Laurens van Wieringen in Amsterdam, grows with your little one so she always has a place to park her royal hiney. The concept is simple: You’ve got five chairs variously sized, like a babushka doll, and piled up, one on top of the other. When your kid gets too big for a chair, you take it away, leaving her with a larger one. A year later, repeat. And on and on and on, until she’s tired of life on the throne — of being fanned and fed grapes by her loyal servants (read: younger siblings) — which is, of course, never.

The really cool thing about the throne is that it can be used for a whole lot more than just sitting pretty. It can double as shelves or building blocks or, to judge by the picture below, Ginger to the child’s Fred Astaire — whatever. The chairs are made of foam, so a kid can throw ’em around all she wants and won’t wind up in the emergency room.

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Unfortunately, the throne isn’t slated to go into production. It was a private commission for a 1-year-old girl named Bodile, henceforth known as the envy of the entire toddler kingdom.

[Images courtesy of Studio Laurens van Wieringen]

About the author

Suzanne LaBarre is the editor of Co.Design. Previously, she was the online content director of Popular Science and has written for the New York Times, the New York Observer, Newsday, I.D.

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