Wretched Excess Department: Kid's Chair for $3674 $5433 with Stool


images from Knoll and Inhabitots

I don't quite know what to think about this. I always wanted Mies Van Der Rohe-designed Barcelona chair, but could barely afford the VITRA scale version. Now Knoll is making them for kids. Jill at Inhabitots says they are green- (GREENGUARD Indoor Air Certified, meaning that they are low or no VOCs, no formaldehyde, and safer for little (and big) lungs.)

And I have been criticized for showing expensive furniture on TreeHugger before, but this kids chair starts at US $3674. Toss in the footstool for another $1737.

At least the Bertoia diamond chair is metal and almost indestructible, and starts at an almost reasonable $530.

and Maya Lin's "Child Stone" is a bargain at $220. But Barcelona chairs for kids? In Blue? Too much. Really, make 'em a Foldschool. More at Inhabitot

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