Monika Mulder. Ikea PS Lömsk swivel chair. 2003
Ikea’s diminutive swivel chair is a popular and playful piece from a series designed to enhance motor skills, social development, and creativity. With the chair’s hood pulled down, a child can enjoy being hidden from the world, a rare and valuable circumstance. Children’s products continue to be among Ikea’s most recognizable, thanks to a comprehensive program, launched in 1997, to recruit designers (many of them parents) to revamp stores and create new products for families, thus making the modernizing of children’s environments an affordable possibility around the world.
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