As with children's clothes, furniture designed for children is often nicer than that intended for adults. Why is that, I wonder? Do designers think grown-ups prefer dark brown and fuss? Are they right...?
Look at these beautiful Junior Chairs. They are made of ash, and the very helpful man running Little Dreamers jumped up and down on one of them when we bought them to show us how strong they are. There's a matching table as well. The chairs are currently discounted on their website.
[Photos from Little Dreamers]