D.I.Y. Know When to Fold ’Em
Looking for that perfect accent for your design-conscious toddler’s room but don’t have the budget for a set of junior Panton chairs? The Swiss designer Nicola Enrico Stäubli has just the solution: his Web site, http://www.foldschool.com/, provides downloadable patterns for a stool, a chair and a rocker, all of his own design — for free.
The easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the cutting out, scoring, gluing and assembly. With a knack for crafts and a free afternoon (or two or three), you can put together the crystalline Frank Gehry-esque seating. Eco-friendly (corrugated cardboard is reusable and recyclable), not to mention crayon-friendly (you can actually encourage drawing on the furniture), it’s just the kind of conversation starter your child needs for her next play date.