It’s no secret that kids (and adults) love playing with LEGO blocks. They can build absolutely anything they dream up and then play with the toys they’ve built with their own hands. This was the principle behind designer Jens Otterstedt’s project: Olla.
Olla is a modular furniture set that kids can put together on their own. With differently sized pieces and four different types of connectors, the Olla system lets kids use their imaginations to create their very own furniture.
Desks, beds, shelves, chairs, and benches can all be built with the pieces. The pieces come in different colors, allowing kids to mix and match to invent the furniture they really want rather than the cookie-cutter furniture available in stores.
The Olla is seeking funding on Indiegogo, but to get enough pieces to make a single piece of furniture you have to pledge at least $228. Still, the designer points out that the individual Olla pieces you can receive for smaller contributions make excellent pencil holders or storage for other small items.
“What do you think about the idea of letting your kids build their own furniture like Lego? Ollaaaa! That sounds great, doesn’t it? Find more about modular kids’ furniture for creative kids and parents.”
“Such was the inspiration of Jens Otterstedt, who created the brand name Olla – a combination of his children’s names, Ole and Ella.”
“Otterstedt says the furniture was inspired by Lego. Your kids can take all pieces apart and reconstruct them any way they like. The possible combinations of furniture are many – beds, benches, tables, desks, and shelves to name a few. Your kids will likely create a few combinations you never thought possible. Lots of bright, pretty colors make the furniture even more appealing to young children.”
“The Olla furniture is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon with your kids. It encourages creativity, learning, and collaboration. It teaches children how to build something all by themselves and rewards their hard work with a beautiful finished project.”