Keeping your child’s room clean and organized can be a challenge. But what if it there was a storage option that could spark your child’s creativity, and keep toys in their place? Designer Guus Oosterbaan created a family friendly storage solution that is both fun and functional.
A designer in the computer game industry by day, Oosterbaan spent his free time creating the quirky, useful toy Robox. With a background in graphic design, illustration, and interaction design, it’s no surprise that Robox introduces a new kind of science “fixtion,” combining fun with a practical storage solution and an artistic appreciation of technology.
“Working on a digital environment is great, but the grass is always greener; I miss the physical aspect. Robox is one of my many attempts to get in touch with industrial design,” Oosterbaan said.
The set of nine uniquely designed storage boxes display multiple robot faces, bodies, and feet on six colorful sides, accompanied by a name on the back. Each combination of stackable fun creates a new robotic companion, mixed and matched to your child’s delight. Parents love the stylish, retro design and organizational benefits — these fun robots serve as a useful tool in concealing playtime accessories when they’re put away.
“My idea was to create storage boxes that are fun to look at,” said Oosterbaan. “Instead of boxes with repetitive motives, Robox create big robots which can be part of kids’ play.”
Oosterbaan is a father, and understands children’s desire for creativity.
“My kids find it very amusing to build robots that are much taller than themselves and then knock them over while shouting super-hero stuff,” he said.
When it’s time to clean up and get ready for bed, the boxes fit nicely on shelves and serve as a decorative addition to a room. What was just an imperative part of an imagination-filled adventure becomes a subtle, stylish storage option that provides a touch of whimsy to household décor.