The Family Drawing Table

Growth Table by Tim Durfee & Iris Anna Regn

This may be the coolest draw­ing table / craft­ing work­sta­tion I’ve ever seen. Of course, I may be a bit biased since it is so per­fectly suited for my five children.

Accord­ing to design­ers Tim Dur­fee & Iris Anna Regn, the Growth Table is designed to “cre­ate an instant and inter­gen­er­a­tional com­mu­nity united by the sim­ple act of draw­ing.” What could be cooler than that?

Growth Table by Tim Durfee & Iris Anna Regn

From the designers:

“Chil­dren impul­sively and un-selfconsciously indulge in spon­ta­neous mark-making when pre­sented with a place to sit, a rightly-positioned sur­face, and col­or­ful instru­ments with which to draw. The Growth Table cre­ates these conditions–but at a range of scales–to also attract older chil­dren and adults who share the mem­ory of count­less hours of child­hood art-making. The struc­ture acti­vates a pub­lic out­door or indoor space by pro­vid­ing a cat­a­lyst for spon­ta­neous social behav­ior that is both excep­tional and utterly famil­iar. When the form of the Table is mul­ti­plied or expanded, it cre­ates a com­mu­nity scaled art-parklett, or trans­forms a pub­lic inte­rior into a lit­eral draw­ing room.”

Growth Table by Tim Durfee & Iris Anna Regn

Visit the Tim Dur­fee & Iris Anna Regn web­site for more information.

  • Melissa Kojima

    This is def­i­nitely the desk for me. I’d invite a bunch of my draw­ing bud­dies over and we’d use it!