Growth Table

This table caught my eye when I saw it on Handmade Charlotte‘s blog. It’s so cool!!! I am trying to think of a way I could build this…and where I would put it in my house. In our art room, we have always had a low, round table that is perfect for ages 2 to tween. But I must say, having a table like this one would be ideal for our family. When siblings have to share a space and supplies, bickering ensues. When I give my kids an assignment, like painting portraits or drawing a birthday card, I often send them to three different spaces because the number one shouty complaint I hear more than any other is, “Stop copying!”

I fully believe that when children are presented with a beautiful, uncluttered, prepared environment, they will always sit down and get to work.

I love this table because it allows several children (mom and dad, too!) to sit down together to make art, yet maintain and take care of their own supplies. It is social and solitary at the same time. The simplicity of it all is what makes this table so brilliant!

Growth Table by Tim Durfee & Iris Anna Regn.