If you have kids, know kids, or were once a kid, then you know that the bathroom is a very special place for little humans. In the first place, the scale of the bathroom is quite inviting for mini people—it’s a space they can own. I know this firsthand, because as a child, I was obsessed with bathrooms. Everywhere I went with my family, I insisted on paying a visit to the bathroom. I didn’t do anything in there except look around, but I came to know all the bathrooms in all the restaurants we ever went to. I could have told you which ones were clean, which ones were groovy, which ones were ordinary, and so on. Had it been a different decade, I might have developed my own app, rating bathrooms from a child’s perspective.
Spanish company Sonia acknowledges the special appeal that this small room holds for children with Lesson 1, part of their KIDS collection. Fun, funky, and educational, Lesson 1 aims to provide play time in the bathroom—and teach kids something or two about hygiene in the process.
Colorful Toy Box/Step Stool is a Great Fit for Kids Bathrooms
The idea behind KIDS is as special as the design: “Smart looks, human gestures, trusting innocence, infinite spaces, endless colors.” Lesson 1 is a great example of Sonia’s philosophy, since it takes into account the needs and wants of “the little characters in house.” The cabinet offers a place for children to draw (and erase and redraw) and to display magnets (these include crazy monsters brushing their teeth). Lesson 1 comes with its own stool, a little toy box that doubles as a seat and booster. The collection also includes a tilting mirror, so kids can see themselves no matter how small they may be.
Other accessories in Lesson 1 keep essential items within reach of little hands—hanging pencil/toothbrush cups, flat shelves for shampoo and bubble baths, compartmentalized drawers for towels and rubber duckies. With Lesson 1 by Sonia, there’s no need to shrink bath furniture down to accommodate children—the KIDS line is designed specifically for munchkins, from their size to their needs (desires too)!
About the Manufacturer: Sonia is a Spanish bathroom design firm based in Valencia. For more than 20 years, the company has been creating and distributing bath products. In 1999, the company established Sonia America; currently, it distributes to more than 70 countries. Sonia believes that the bathroom “is a micro world within households and this micro world behaves and defines in a thousand ways, depending on the culture.” Therefore, the company investigates what different countries desire in the bathroom.