Friday, November 21st, 2014

Designer Interview and GIVEAWAY! Something’s Cookin’ in the Modern Play Kitchen


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I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Clark Davis, owner, designer and also self-proclaimed “minion” of Sprout. The company is rolling out fantastic new products with playful modern style, and this one arrived on our site just in time for the holidays. It’s the Sprout Modern Play Kitchen, and parents, we promise, it will not take you four frustrating hours to put together like the one my parents got me 30 years ago (Davis says it takes less than ten minutes to pop this baby together).

“We tried to fit a lot of function into a very simple product,” Davis says. While there are plenty of kitchen tasks for your budding chef to complete in here, they didn’t clunk it up with too many doo-dads and gizmos (i.e. the stuff that breaks). Instead, the kitchen has a stylish look that will fit right into your family room while entertaining your child for hours.

Whether mock toasting, roasting, boiling, cleaning dishes or making toast, there’s a spot for any mock molecular gastrology tasks.

Aspects of the design and manufacturing close to Davis’s heart included making this product in an eco-friendly way (that is flat-pack shipped) and making it right here in the U.S.A. “All of the pieces are interlocking and just require a little twisting,” he says. You know what that means? No screws or tools, like those horrible finger-killing tiny Allen wrenches, required! It’s a Christmas miracle.

Another aspect Davis kept in mind was storing the kitchen away with ease. If one kid has moved on to making real muffins while the other is still bottle-feeding, you can disassemble it and store it flat until the infant is ready to start galloping gourmet.

“Kids and adults both love this design,” Davis says. “It can slide right into any great room.”

In order to give the Modern Play Kitchen a big introduction, Davis is giving one away for free!

All you need to do is use the hashtag #designpublicgiveaway5 on Twitter or Instagram, or go to our Facebook page and share this post, or enter here:

Not into contest rigamarole? Order one up right now.

More contest details:

You can enter once per day per social media outlet. Each re-post counts as an entry into the random drawing for that product.

On Dec 15, 2014 we will announce the winner for each contest.

No purchase necessary.