Photographs by Lorin Klaris Photography
Above: Wit Set in Baltic birch and white Wit Chair in non-toxic, low VOC finishes
I have launched my new kids furniture company, Wit Design, where the design inspiration is kids, but without resorting to clichéd childish design elements,” notes founder Kit Huber. “I believe that in a world built for adults, kids thrive in spaces and furniture of their very own. When furniture is designed specifically for how children move, imagine and play, they are free to be exactly who they are.”
Architect Katharine Huber believes good design is aesthetically pleasing and serves people, not the other way around. A Westport mom, she was amused by the ways her own kids used furniture. “They wiggled, they sat on their feet, they never considered that chairs were only meant for sitting.”
Therefore, she designed her new line of furniture to be strong yet light enough for children to pick up and move around. She also kept the look timelessly clean with softly rounded edges and concealed connections and prioritized quality craftsmanship and safe materials.
Huber’s line benefits from her experience working for international architecture firms Richard Meier and Partners, SOM, Polshek Partnership and Ennead Architects. See more at witdesign.co.