I’m not going to lie – I’m not too keen on the direction Restoration Hardware has gone in the last year. When I walk through their store to get into the mall (and who doesn’t – they have an outside door right next to parking, and great giant, private bathrooms) the overall khaki-ness of the place really weirds me out. But now that they’ve gone to producing one giant catalog a year (like Room and Board), that sucker arrives in our mailbox and sits heavily on the table for a few days before I decide to glance through it before recycling it.
This is something I could certainly put to great use – with an extra thousand bucks and an extra project room – the room that exists in my dream. The only downside – kids grow out of it, but judging by the looks of this piece, you could certainly pass it onto someone else.
I love the swivel chairs – they remind me of cafeteria chairs I sat in in grade school – minus the backs. The best part of this design is that it allows kids to wiggle in place as they work – which they all do – and not scrape their chairs around on the floor as they do it. And then, once the table play is done, vacuuming is a cinch with no chair legs to maneuver around.
Update: Photo for scale purposes.