Design Thinking

The classroom and playroom environment is an essential component for maximizing learning experiences for young children. By infusing elements of key design principles, we can create a classroom or play space that intrigues, invites, and stimulates the senses. Appling these design principles, will enhance the overall feel of the room. Sparking a child’s interest cannot be done by simply placing furniture in an empty room; the space must be well thought-out. When implemented, these design principles will motivate and stimulate everyone who enters the space, and even enliven those whose interest is beginning to fade.

Our four key beliefs underpin all of our work when we’re designing spaces for children: Fun, Safety, Friendship and Learning.

We believe that environments and spaces for children should have several common factors – they should be interactive, innovative, versatile and have top quality products that are safe, will grow with the child and can ultimately be used for generations.

We’ve developed and trademarked a unique, play-based learning approach for focusing and organising design thinking into any child’s environment.  It’s an evidence-based approach to applying the key areas of learning that are crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.   The approach links children’s development needs – physical, social, emotional and cognitive to the choices and arrangement of both fixed and movable components of a space’s design.

Through this approach we establish the underlying structure of any environment that is used for the springboard of the creative design process rooted in our four key design principles:

1/ High quality – safe and durable

2/ Stimulating – support enquiry and play-based learning

3/ Evidence based – meet children’s developmental needs: physical, social, cognitive and emotional.

4/ Appeal to children’s senses – aesthetically pleasing

Our creative designs capitalise on our in-house bespoke carpentry expertise as well as our extensive know-how and network of leading children’s furniture brands and supplies to enable us to offer the best solution to any brief, no matter how big, small, complex or tight the timeline.