LEGO has turned its iconic bricks into wooden home furniture
The new homeware line was created in collaboration with Danish homeware design company Room Copenhagen.
Licensing products doesn’t necessarily always make for the best in design but LEGO’s careful pairing with Room Copenhagen over the decade has proven otherwise. This sustainable, wooden furniture is the latest development in their partnership…
Manufactured from FSC-certified Red Oak the range includes picture frames, wall hangers, book racks and desk drawers. Interesting fact: the Danish toymaker originally carved its designs from wood until 1960 when it made the transition to plastic.
Aside from the launch of the wooden Minifigure in 2018, this new collection is the first time the brand has worked with this natural material in over 60 years. The collection came about as part of LEGO’s ongoing collaboration with Room Copenhagen who has been licensing and bringing to market new LEGO products since 2010.
Room Copenhagen opted for a neutral colour palette—each item is available in a soaped oak and dark stained oak finish. Here, the marked departure from LEGO’s signature bright colour was intended to create a collection that would suit a range of spaces and aesthetics. The fun of building still remains, as each piece has been designed to scale according to the original LEGO brick dimensions.
That means items like the desk drawers and the picture frames can be stacked on top of one another. The desk drawer is designed 1:1000 and comes in two sizes, the book rack is also designed 1:1000, the picture frame is designed 1:600 and the wall hanger is set at 1:600, 1:1000 and 1:1200 respectively.
Throwback to Camille Walala’s collaboration with Lego: HOUSE OF DOTS, a brightly colored public installation in London that celebrates childhood creativity.
An interior design dream
We’d be lying if we said this kind of collaboration doesn’t excite us. Here, Room Copenhagen’s approach to scale and function is perfectly playful considering it’s a partnership with LEGO.
Such a pairing could have been gimmicky, which the duo has avoided by tying it in with their Danish roots, the popular use of wood and the toymaker’s history with the material. It’s the sort of storytelling that requires a little imagination—a great match for furniture that doubles as giant toys!
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