Dutch designer Frank Tjepkema and interior designer Janneke Hooymans have designed, outside of Amsterdam, Praq a restaurent that appeals to both parents who like to eat in trendy places and to their kids.
The custom-made furniture doubles as design objects and playthings. The wooden car tables double as eating surface and oversize toy; the restaurant’s tunnel benches, when pushed back-to-back, form narrow spaces kids can crawl through. There’s also a cup-and-dish table with legs made of stacked crockery, a puzzle wall, where kids can rearrange the restaurant’s logo. And noticing that most restaurants had “boring, industrial” highchairs, Studio Tjepkema designed three playful models for Praq (they will go into production next month.)