The Elephant In The (Kid’s) Room

For the parent who wants to nurture their child’s appreciation for furniture and design at an early age, the Elephant Chair and Table set by Marc Venot is a great place to start as it is simple, functional, and whimsical.


After working at a global French design agency that worked with the likes of Hermes, Cartier, Lanvin and Givenchy, Venot opened his own design studio in 2011. He designed the Elephant Chair and Table set and debuted it at the 2015 Maison & Objet Fair in Paris where it received a warm reception.

Produced by EO Elements Optimal, the chair is cleverly designed to look like an elephant’s head with the trunk as a third leg for support. The accompanying table is built in a way to nestle perfectly between the elephant chair’s ears. Both pieces are made from beech wood with two color options (natural and a dusty blue hue).

We only have one question for Venot: does it come in adult sizes?






Visit Marc Venot’s site to learn when the set will be available to purchase or to see more of his brilliant work.

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