One Clever Cube

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Practical and chic don't readily click when it comes to kiddie furniture, so we were taken with Klick, a clever chair-and-desk combination that fits snugly together to form a compact cube when not in use. The sturdy desktop and frame is made of Baltic birch by P'kolino (piccolino means "little one" in Italian), a Florida company designing modern play furniture. With its minimalist appeal, Klick works with adult furnishings -- it's just the right height for stacking magazines next to the sofa -- while providing work and play space for 3- to 7-year-olds. Underneath the padded vinyl seat, a cubby stores books, crayons and pencils. Available in red, blue, orange, purple or green for $285 at http://www.pkolino.com/ .

Meaghan Wolff


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