I had the dizzying pleasure of attending the mammoth Toy Fair in
February, and one thing that seemed to be everywhere was cardboard. Of all of them, my favorite was easily the U.S.-made Elia Mini Chair Kit which
takes this basic material and turns it into a piece of kid-size
Easy to assemble and super sturdy, the chair holds
up to 200 pounds, so don’t worry if you want to test it out yourself. And with
Earth Day right around the corner, I appreciate that husband-and-wife Rey Tabarrok and Michael Gross use primarily post-consumer
recycled content to make their totally recyclable chairs. They also
donate 5% of their sales to children’s and environmental charities.
What’s great is that the Elia Mini Chair is an art project too. Give the kids some markers, paints and the colorful enclosed
sticker sheets and let them go to town. Just be sure to explain that we don’t do this on all the furniture. -Christina
Congratulations to Julie E, lucky winner of the Elia Mini Chair Kit!