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Sit Down: Seating for Kids
Sit Down: Seating for Kids is the V&A Museum of Childhood’s next big exhibition on design for kids. Commencing in London this weekend, families will be able to explore over 70 examples of traditional and modern seating used by children in their everyday lives.
Designs by Charles and Ray Eames will feature, as well as the Modernist high chair by Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld and the rarely seen Spotty: a polyethylene coated and laminated cardboard chair, designed by Peter Murdoch in the 60′s.
Taking the children’s classic tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears as a starting point, the first installation you’ll come to recreates the Three Bear’s cottage. Enter via the large, medium and small doorways and you’ll find an interactive dinner table where kids can sit down and vote for their favourite chair by placing a coloured spoon in different porridge bowls. Now that sounds like fun!
This colourful exhibition will be an engaging and multi-sensory activity for the whole family. The hands-on activities should keep the kids so busy – you might just have time to relax and take a back seat!
Sit Down: Seating for Kids opens Saturday, 6 February and runs thru till Sunday, 13 June 2010.
V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA
Open daily: 10AM – 5.45PM
Admission is free.
Events to note:
Saturday, 6 February
Musical Chairs Marathon: How quick can you sit? Celebrate the opening of Sit Down with a musical chair challenge.
Decorate a Story Telling Throne: Pitch in and help Molly Meg founder, Molly-Meg Price decorate a custom made, story telling throne.
Design a miniature chair: Design your own miniature chair in a free, drop-in Art Smarts session.
Monday, 15 February & Friday, 19 February
Sit on it!: Celebrate the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears with storytelling, trails and crafts.
Who’s been sitting in my chair?: Search for clues in a Three Bears story trail for a chance to win a goody bag.