TASSEN was developed in response to the consumers’ desire for more innovative products in the category for children’s furniture. TASSEN was designed to motivate children’s natural reflexes by activating the muscles close to their joints. The stool is also designed to stimulate physical activity and to inspire children to take part in creative play.
The jury’s verdict:
TASSEN is much more than just a stool to sit on; it has a strong identity in all its simplicity. The stool’s design has clear roots in the Scandinavian design tradition. The fact that the stool is stackable means it is both decorative and has a personality even when it is not being used. Even stacking the stool is fun, which makes tidying up fun too. TASSEN can be both a train, a dog and a boat - use your imagination! Use of extremely hard-wearing material means that the stool will withstand hard knocks and be extremely durable. It is extremely pleasant to see products like this in a market that is not exactly spoilt for quality solutions.
Nominated for the Honours Award for Design Excellence
Company: Kloss www.kloss.no
Project group company: Lars Johansen (Marketing and Project Manager) and Ole Petter Wullum (Industrial Designer and Product development coordinator)
Design: Ole Petter Wullum
Award / year: Award for Design Excellence - 2007
Category: Furniture design