Meccano might not be as popular as a you today as it was in the middle of the 20th century, but you will still find it on toy shelves if you look. What you might not expect to see is a children’s furniture range based on it too, going by the name of Meccano Home.
Meccano Home is apparently a design collaboration between furniture man Vincent Boutillier and engineer Christophe Piquemal, with the aim of creating modular furniture inspired by the Meccano concept.
Yes, you build the furniture like a big Meccano set. The chair, for example, comes with the screws and nuts required, as well the large Meccano pieces, which are apparently ‘simple’ to build and with the ability to pull apart without damage (for easy storage for example).
Right now, the range includes that chair, as well as a desk / table, a whiteboard, storage, even a lamp. For adults, there’s also a coffee table, console table and dresser too!
But it is the kids’ range we are interested in, which looks good, is probably a lot of fun to build and should be pretty hard wearing too. Pricing obviously varies, but a chair is £229, a desk is £397 and the whiteboard is £229.