We were talking about how tactile experience is very important for cognitive development of kids while they are discovering the world. And how we remember many of those experiences and how we remembered unusual toys. We liked the idea of tactile books, who have different materials covering the pages, so very small kids can have fun exploring new materials they have never seen before.
My dear friend and university colleague, Tamara Panic, have had an idea for a while about a little chair which can change its appearance by switching its eyes, teeth or legs.
We thought how amazing it would be to make a super-toy-furniture with all those experiences included! The tactile books or boards are great but consumed fast. We wanted to make a piece of furniture that would be fun and useful for a very long time.
After a lot of researching with kids of all ages, experimenting and fine-tuning, we concluded:
At age 0-3, kids can explore tactile materials and learn facial expressions with the fluffy Creachair.
At age 3-5, kids can learn motor and real life skills, by upgrading only the leggings. They can also use the chair for sitting with many daily activities.
At age 5-99, kids and people can enjoy using this chair in everyday situations in their home! We had many prototypes all over our apartments, and everyone enjoys sitting on them, or simply using them as coffee table, side table or a pouf!