It is a common fact that children’s furniture needs to be replaced quite often over the years in sync with their changing needs – sometimes as often as every two years or so. This leads to not only an extensive use of money but time as well. Over and above, this practice leaves behind a very heavy carbon footprint, as the furniture instead of being in use is more often than not, trashed.
What if someone offered you children’s furniture which not only has more staying power, but literally grows with your child right through babyhood, adolescence and even beyond! Complojer a company based in Italy has come up with TICIA which is a bed that develops along with the child right from cradle up to adulthood. Complojer was founded by Davide Complojer and developed into a modern carpentry business.
Davide is a master carpenter and interior designer and has specialised in a high level of interior design. The company is located in the heart of South Tyrol, Italy where wood craftsmanship has been part of tradition for generations.
TICIA is a furniture system that is flexible, changeable, space creating and which literally metamorphoses to fulfill the need of any particular time in the life of the child. It is clear then that TICIA is a piece of furniture that is a sustainable choice. After all, who would want to keep buying newer furniture if you have just one piece that grows through the years, satisfying all aspects of sleep, storage and study?
In the first months of the child’s life TICIA is a cosy cradle. The cradle has two easily adjustable height options and in addition, the dresser can be used as a diaper change table offering a comfortable “easy on the back” height, adequate storage space and extra quiet drawers.
When the child grows, the sidewalls of the cradle become small shelves and the dresser can be moved to the left or right, creating a comfortable bed suitable for a small child. One creates more storage space by merely inserting the cradle segments into the upper bed structure – storage space needless to say is usually a very welcome proposition!
Soon the child will need a bigger bed right? No problem! A standard adult bed measuring 200×100 cm is created by just removing the dresser segments. The three components, which once formed the back side of the dresser, become a nightstand, shelves or even a desk. There is absolutely no limit to yours or your child’s creativity! With a few simple changes, a small compact children’s room transforms into a designer bedroom fit for a teenager.
The ‘TICIA one bed – Three Solutions’, can even accommodate brothers and sisters by adding a few supplementary pieces. With TICIA, there is never a dull moment; the components can be transformed into “newer” furniture designs, just as soon as the need arises. Along with a cradle, a crib, a children’s bed and an adult’s bed comes a desk, a chest of drawers, a nightstand and two shelves. In short, quite frankly it’s simply awesome!
The idea for a bed which can grow with children came about when Davide was looking for the optimal children’s bed for his own children. In cooperation with an educational scientist and designer the concept of TICIA was grown and a product that was both economical and ecologically advantageous was developed. The most experienced carpenters of Italy are involved in the manufacture of TICIA, which is made from solid Birch with a surface treatment that is most suitable for children.
Text Compiled By Mala Bajaj
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