Maybe the time has come for us to pay more attention to the younger generation's creativity. Kingston University students Jack Beveridge and Joshua Lake created the "Children's Furniture" project, building real-life chairs based on a series of children's drawings. The two artists held a class at St. John's Church of England Primary School in Kingston, Surrey and asked a group of seven- and eight-year-old kids to "Please draw a chair."
Two selections were picked from the drawings, which include creative designs that put adults to shame. One design was a yellow rocking chair with a red cushion and a fishbowl (containing a real goldfish). The other was a tribute to "Dennis the Menace," a tall wooden chair with wheels. While we often tend to overlook the ideas of children, the project suggests that there is a lot to be learned from the kids. Lake comments, "We had the most beautiful selection of designs that we couldn't come close to even dreaming of."