Crushing on Rafa Kids
Agata and Arek, the duo behind Rafa Kids are both architects in Rotterdam. Their passion to design children’s furniture begun after the birth of their children. Their ethos is simple; To produce fun, playful, high-quality design furniture that will be enjoyed, not only by children, but also and very importantly design and quality savvy parents. They have come a long way since the design of the very first bed they created for their eldest son and their collection has been developed and designed from their own personal needs. Each product has been thoroughly tested by their 2 boys. The quality and craftsmanship is second to none. No MDF, no chipboard just the very best sustainably sourced Finnish birch plywood. Rafa Kids certainly stand out in this crowded market because they understand their customers and are driven by their desire to design furniture which will be enjoyed for years. Here I speak to Agata about their journey…
Could you tell me a little about yourself, where you live and who with?
The duo behind Rafa Kids
‘Agata takes care of the aesthetic side of the designs and Arek is the technical brain of the duo’
Do you have a background in design?
‘We understand parents because we are parents’
Why did you decide to start designing children's furniture?
What was the most challenging thing when starting your business?
Would you ever consider designing other furniture?
Why the name Rafa?
Where do you get your inspiration from?
What is the philosophy behind Rafa Kids?
What advice would you give to emerging designers or business owners?
Any new projects in the pipeline?
A big thank you to Agata for talking to us. Please leave any questions or comments below, let us know what you think! If you would like to see how The teen bed in my daughter’s room click here.