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Handmade Kids' Furniture from Objets Mecaniques in Montreal

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by Izabella Simmons last modified Apr 30, 2014

Objets Mécaniques is the work of Ariane Ouellet-Pelletier and Ariane Martel-Labrecque, who specialize in making practical objects using sustainable materials and techniques—and their own French-Canadian style. The two met at architecture school and after being dissatisfied with their first professional experiences, decided to start their own venture. They introduced  Objets Mecaniques , their online store, in 2012 with milk-painted cutting boards, wooden planters, and beds with built-in storage. We've been visiting regularly ever since, and were happy to discover their latest addition: a playful children's furniture collection in wood with artful hints of color. Above: All of Objets Mécaniques children's pieces are made to order of locally sourced wood finished with non-toxic natural oils.   Above: Painted with stealth bits of pale color, the Chair for Kids has a seat and backrest made from the workshop's own leftovers and pieces of recycled wood. The legs and base of yellow birch. They're $150 CAD each, and buyers can select a range of color options, including "with a little pale green" and "with a neon pink thin line."   Above: Like the chairs, the Table For Kids  has a top made from wood cutoffs and a yellow birch base and legs. The table is available in two versions: a plain pale wood top or one with a dark triangle in a corner; $165 CAD.    Above: The Tent For Kids  is intended for "reading a story, napping, and hiding from monsters"; $285 CAD. The is shipped in pieces that assemble easily, and can be folded when playtime is over.   Above: The tent is covered with fabric that has hand-painted glow-in-the-dark stars that light up at night. Above: The Outdoor Swing  is made from braided polypropylene rope and a wood plank that has been through a torrefaction process, making it naturally weather resistant; $90 CAD. Go to  Objets Mécaniques to see more. Looking for sustainable children's furniture? Check out LA-based Kalon Studios and Battistella's  Woody  collection. Over on Gardenista, have a look at a Hidden Brooklyn Garden Intended for Kids Only .  More Stories from Remodelista Object Lessons: The Hudson's Bay Point Blanket Required Reading: Modern Originals: At Home with Midcentury European Designers by Leslie WIlliamson Style + Sustainability: Lighting from Castor Design






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