Locomoco cetrified furniture for children was designed in 2009 by xystudio in Warsaw, Poland. The furniture was designed to provide certified furniture for nurseries and kindergartens. As architecture practice owners, who design buildings, as well as interiors, xystudio had the need to incorporate furniture, that was useful, esthetical and durable at the same time, into their designs. To fulfill this need, xystudio designed furniture by themselves and that was the origin of locomoco. Since then, locomoco is vital part of xystudio's design proces, defying style of creating spaces for children.
Locomoco furniture for nursery and kindergarden contains:
– simple modular shelves, cabinets and chestes of drawers, that can be arranged in various sets and compositions;
– tables with adjustable leg height, that can be modified depending on children's hegiht; – chairs in four different sizes, that can be used by children that are one years old, as well as ones that are five;
– lockers that are comfortable to use by both children and parents.
Locomoco furniture is made from plywood, laminated or painted mdf (medium density fibreboard).
Cabinets, tables, chair and lockers are certified and were tested and given the CE safety mark, which enables the use in public spaces. Chairs and tables provides proper posture while being used by a child.
Colour scheme used in designing locomoco gives endless possibilities while remaining consistent.
When designing Kindergarten and nursery “Yellow elephant” colours of furniture and other elements of the building helped defining identity of each room and complement its design.
Locomoco furniture was often a base to create more complex elements, such as forrest-like locker room. Knowing that locomoco furniture will be used in this project, some rooms were designed to fit it perfectly, in close cooperation with contractor.
Locomoco furniture was awarded the MUST HAVE 2011 award by Łódź Design Festival.