For some, Lego isn’t so much a toy as it is a way of life. Did you know, for example, that there’s even term for grown up Lego enthusiasts? Adult Fan of Lego, or AFOL, as they refer to themselves. They are among us, believe it.
Also believe that some of them will be scooping up this new Lego compatible furniture from Italian design firm, Studio Nine, as soon as possible. The collection, Stüda, includes modular and modern looking credenzas and storage cubes, each available in a variety of Lego-approved colours. But as is the case with actual Lego blocks, the furniture’s biggest draw is its near limitless customization options.
With Corian surfaces covered in studs compatible with Lego blocks (and some knock-offs, too), the design on the front, sides and top is only limited to the owners’ imagination and the number of Lego blocks on hand.
“Creativity has no age,” Paolo Bellisario, one of Studio Nine’s founders, told Domino. “We believe that every age will have a different way of personalizing it. Stüda is not only for kids and we are sure that letting children and adults interact together around it could bring some stunning results.”
Bellisario also revealed that many of the staff who work for Studio Nine are hardcore AFOLs, including himself, so this project was important on a personal level, too.
“We simply wanted something creative, but useful; something we were using in our houses already,” he explained.
Imagine building the city of Shanghai (one of the newest Lego sets from the brand’s 2018 Architecture collection) along your living room’s credenza? Yup, you no longer need to get on a plane to visit China’s largest city because you can build and experience a teensy plastic version on your table.
Studio Nine says its manufacturing partner will begin production soon, so there’s a chance that Lego fans of all ages will be able to get their hands on these decorative building blocks before next year’s remodel.
“Please Mom, can we have some more Lego? I’m working on a maximalism decor theme for the living room.”
It’s hard to say no to that.