039 Wooden Lock

Designed by: Lijun Guo

Design Trust Affiliation: Friend of Design Trust


Both a furniture designer and a father, Guo Lijun has been prompted to think about how to design products that meet the needs of children. Observant in the time spent with his son, Guo has found games and toys to be very useful in training children’s different abilities, also noting how the effective participation of parents plays an important role in driving children’s learning. 

Emerging from these reflections are a collection of children's furniture and toy products that can be assembled easily like puzzles, such as the wooden lock prototype. This series of objects is designed to inspire the collaboration of both children and adults in the active building of the final product.

Image Credit: Lijun Guo