Anyone who has kids knows that they can be expensive, and the best way to go green may be to have fewer children. For those of us who have decided to plunge into parenthood, it's well-known that from birth onwards, kids tend to outgrow things quickly, meaning that conventionally made items are useful only for a few years before becoming obsolete, either in terms of size or style.
But this need not be the case, if furniture can be designed to transform along with the child, as Polish designer Wiktoria Lenart envisions with her modular collection of children's furniture, which can expand, contract, change shape or move around as needed.
Dubbed SPOT, the design centres around a big box that encapsulates storage, sleeping and hidden wardrobes. It's a successful, space-saving strategy we've seen used in small apartments -- here, it acts as a background for the basics of storage and rest while portable elements like desks, drawers can be wheeled off to create any kind of room arrangement the child prefers.
There's ingenious touches like this modernist canopy bed, which can double as something to hang things off of, or as a frame with casters to be wheeled off to hang a tent.
The set can be transformed into something that suits adolescents too, with a few minor adjustments, and the light-coloured wood allows the collection to remain cohesive and looking attractive throughout the years.
It's a clever design that frees up a lot of space, hides clutter and lets kids customize their space as they wish, even as they get older. More over at Wiktoria Lenart's Behance page.