Design for Kids: Puzzle Playhouse

modern playhouse puzzle kids wood

Any parent will tell you that toys, books and gear have a way of taking over the home, and that there’s a constant battle to find clutter-busting solutions.

Small and versatile, this puzzle playhouse by Modern Playhouse was created by industrial designer Svend Nielsen with design-savvy, eco-conscious parents in mind. Made from sustainably-sourced natural maple wood, the playhouse assembles (or disassembles) in less than 10 minutes without any tools, so you can set it up for the day and store it away when kids are on to something else.

modern playhouse puzzle kids wood

And since kids have a style their own, Modern Playhouse offers a couple of other models. Though they won’t disassemble quite as quickly as the Puzzle Playhouse, their Circle Playhouse was a finalist for design in the Play category at the 2011 Dwell Modern World awards.

modern playhouse circle wood kids

Though they’re built to last for generations, these well-designed playhouses aren’t for everyone’s budget. Modern Playhouse also offers accessories like playhouse furniture sets and sustainable felt storage options.

+ Puzzle Playhouse from Modern Playhouse, $650


  • angela@spinachtiger
    January 13, 2012 at 09:59

    I love playhouses, and the boys want one. But the problem is that they are all too girlie. These are perfect.

    • Kim
      January 13, 2012 at 13:24

      Angela: I feel the same. Since I have a little boy, I am glad to see gender neutral, stylish models.