Take a (designer) seat

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Our Managing Editor here at babyology, Mandi Gunsberger, has a weakness for modern designer chairs and I don’t think she trusted herself to visit Molly Meg, hence I got the gig.

Molly Meg’s business is to make rare finds, in the form of original 20th century modern designer chairs for children. The majority of the pieces are representative of designers from the 1950s onwards and include a red fibreglass and chrome Krueger chair, metal mesh Bertoia chairs and classic 1960s plastic rattan bucket chairs.

The stand-outs in the collection are the moulded plastic Casalino chairs, beginning at £90 each. Their unique ‘duck beak’ design means no sharp corners, which make them perfect for kids and your collection can be easily stacked!

The 1970s Cosco booster seat is also a favourite. The legs are adjustable to two heights and they were originally designed to be used as car seats. Talk about travelling in style… shame they wouldn’t come remotely close to meeting today’s rigorous safety standards! Molly Meg has a number of Cosco seats available, including olive green (pictured) and black, beginning at £80 each.

As all the pieces at Molly Meg are original, some show their own special patina but others are in near perfect condition – either way, all chairs come with iconic status.

Molly Meg is based in the UK. Contact Molly Meg directly to buy.

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Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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