Susanne is reporting at Kidsmodern that Alexander Begge's awesome 1970 design for a plastic non-Panton kid's chair, the Casalino, is back in production. The Dutch manufacturer Casala is introducing it in two sizes, for kids and toddlers.
Apparently, Casala tracked down the original molds in Antalya, which I had to look up on Wikipedia. It's a Greek province. Not clear what the molds for a mod 60's kid's chair were doing in Greece all these years, but if you ask, you could get either awkward silence or a 2-hour slide show. Let's just smile and nod approvingly.
Now if only they'd make the new Casalino Jrs out of cornstarch plastic or the shells of non-GMO edamame, we'd be set. Though whether that's the hippie treehugger in me, or the guy who shelled out a fortune for the vintage chairs on eBay, I can't say.
Casalino is back! [kidsmodern.com]
See the whole Casalino line, including stools, armchairs, tables (?) at Casala's site [casala.com]
Previously: Panton Junior: duh? or finally! ?
Related: Hi, my name is Dutch, and I'm a kid's chair-aholic. [guest spot at designmom.com]