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"For 25 years I’ve been designing and fabricating furniture in New York and I still believe I have the best job in the world. I’m very lucky that I love what I do."
Roberto Gil, owner
I've done hundreds of custom projects in New York and outside the city as well.
It’s incredibly gratifying for me to sketch something in a piece of paper and in a few days seeing it built.
It is equally satisfying to work very close with so many wonderful families and bring them practical solutions to their homes.
Roberto Gil, Casa Kids lead designer, gives a unique touch to every room he designs. With his modular furniture, the possibilities to design a highly creative custom room while maximizing storage space are limitless. The components of this system creates a built-in cabinet look, however they are independent from each other and they are finished on every side. They can be easily re-arranged and used individually or grouped. Modular furniture is flexible and perfect for urban settings like New York, where people frequently move. It also adjusts very well to kids growing up and moving into new spaces.
A great example of what our products can do for a space is Azzurra, Stella & Allegra’s room, where three sisters now have adequate storage space with our two modular storage units with benches, seen here in walnut and white.
Casa Kids modular furniture as room divisions can also be seen in the design of Miles and Madeline’s room, a space Miles and his baby sister will be happy to share as they grow up together. To give each child a defined area, we partitioned the room with white cabinets adding plenty of storage space.
In Max and Stella's Room we created a custom middle divider in a large room with high ceilings. Separate but cohesive spaces blend into individual work and play options. The backs of all the cabinets are finished allowing them to be used separately.
A bunk bed, simply speaking, is a piece of furniture consisting of two beds, one above the other, that form a single unit. At Casa Kids, we elevate the basic concept of a bunk bed to a custom made, high-design, long-lasting bunk bed that works as a room solution for your child or children, that will last for years and years.
A Bunk Bed Designed By A Master Designer and Created By Real Craftsmen
All of Casa Kids’ bunk beds are designed by Roberto Gil, who holds a Masters in Architecture from Harvard University. The Casa Kids team assess your space — see How We Design Your Bunk Bed, below — and create a custom solution for your needs. Roberto Gil’s designs are crafted in Brooklyn by a small, local team of woodworkers on the Brooklyn waterfront, facing the Statue of Liberty. (You can even schedule a visit to our showroom and get to see our stunning view.)
We combine traditional woodworking techniques with our consistently precise CNC router. We use the highest quality ¾” plywood that renders a well-built, sleek silhouette with rounded edges in all our furniture designs. The balanced construction of a plywood panel reduces shrinkage, swelling and warping. Plywood is strong, durable, and expands and contracts very little. For these reasons, plywood has been a favorite among celebrated contemporary designers, seen in designs by Charles Eames, Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen, and more.
All of our products meet or exceed the U.S. mandatory and voluntary safety standards developed by the ASTM.
How We Design Your Bunk Bed
Your Casa Kids bunk bed is custom made to order. It is created just for your child — it is not sitting on the showroom floor, and it is not mass produced. When designing your child’s bunk bed, the Casa Kids team take many things into consideration, such as:
- Small or odd-shaped rooms — We figure out your room with you, and we can customize beds to fit narrower, custom mattresses.
- Ceiling height — Different products achieve different results, for example, LoLo and Cabin bunk beds are 64” H and can accommodate 8’ ceilings.
- Additional storage needs — We help our customers consider their space needs, and offer trundle storage drawers and steps with storage drawers.
- Future planning — How much do you want your bunk bed to grow with your child? For example, a Marino bunk over crib can be easily converted to a traditional or L shape bunk bed with the purchase of just a few additional pieces.
- Increased safety — In addition to exceeding safety requirements, we also include details like ergonomic and fun circle cut out shapes on our ladders and stairs for little hands to grip easily while walking up and down the stairs
- Parent/child bonding — The top bunk can support up to 400 lbs so a parent can comfortably be with their child while reading and counting sheep to finally sleep.
- Moving — All of our beds are freestanding so they can easily be disassembled and reassembled when you move. Our commitment to our customers also goes beyond the sale: we proudly help customers sell their furniture on the pre-owned section of our Casa Kids website. We are fully committed to keeping the planet green by re-using furniture that would otherwise be discarded.
Casa Kids Hanging Tray
The Casa Kids hanging tray is the modern design equivalent of a traditional bedroom nightstand. It floats in the air and along the side of any one of our beds, and functions as a piece of versatile furniture wherever needed, holding a book, an alarm clock, eyeglasses, a drink, an iPad, or a trusted teddy bear. Hanging trays are available in birch, walnut, oak, white and gray.
Casa Kids Trundle Beds
A Casa Kids bunk bed with trundle bed is a perfect accessory bed for occasional overnight guests. Casa Kids Trundle beds are compatible with nearly all of our bunk and standard beds, including the Marino, Cabin and Lolo bunk beds. All are available in birch, walnut, oak, white and gray.
Back to school means the air is a little different, young people and their backpacks are filled with new and exciting challenges….and what is more important at this time of year than studying and staying organized? With that in mind, Roberto Gil, Casa Kids’ Chief Designer, has taken a very custom project, inspired by well-known artists and designers, and released it in a streamlined version to the public. To discuss his latest design, Roberto Gil talks about the DUMBO Desk.
Q: Why do you call it the DUMBO desk?
Roberto Gil: Our early version of this desk was originally designed in DUMBO in Brooklyn, New York and became part of what would call our DUMBO Collection.
Q: Why did you design the DUMBO desk?
RG: I thought of the idea of the DUMBO desk because kids like to focus on homework when they have a really nice desk. Kids are actually relieved to do their homework on it, and they love having their own desk designed for them, instead of their having to use a kitchen table.
Q: What was the inspiration for the DUMBO desk?
RG: The upper part of the DUMBO desk was partly inspired by the the beautiful, minimal floating plywood boxes created by Donald Judd. The overall desk design was also influenced by industrially produced furniture of Jean Prouve. Judd was strict and rational; Prouve, playful and artistic. Prouve did colorful bookshelves with staggered vertical partitions and overhanging shelves; so you have distinct horizontal and vertical influences in the desk. My love for Mondrian is also a bit present in this design.
Q: What is age range for the DUMBO desk?
RG: Ages 8+ up . Kids can do their homework at the DUMBO desk until they are grown up. The desktop height is only one inch lower than a full-sized adult desk, and is able to fit an adult iMac, plus files.
Q: What are the features that would prompt a child to use the DUMBO desk?
RG: The main thing is that it is functional. A child can use the desk all the way through adulthood! It comes in birch, walnut, and oak with different painted finishes. The shelves include wire management for a surge protector, other cords, router and modem, plus DUMBO desk has functional holes and grommets. Part of the DUMBO desk design includes thin, flat drawers for pencils and sheets of paper. There are smaller shelves for pencil sharpeners, toys, drives, techie things and CDs. And room for a printer!
Q: You have a theory about children and their own “space” - can you hare more on this?
RG: I really believe that children feel better and more accomplished when they have their own special place to complete their work...not at the communal kitchen table. They go to “their space” and consequently, kids can then do their homework. As a designer and maker of beds, desks and other furniture designs, parents tell me all the time that their kids sleep better in their own beds and can work more autonomously if they’re in their desk space.
Q: What do parents need to know about the DUMBO desk?
RG The DUMBO desk can last 20 and more years. Parents can get jealous over this desk -- It is the archetypical adult desk... with storage.
Recommended for children ages 8 and up.
Dimensions are 84" L x 82.5" H x 22" D.
Available in birch, walnut, and oak in a variety of painted finishes.
Price: Starting at $5,000 USD
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Summer is here and many people have been lightening up their homes for the season. More often than not, the color white is associated with the warmer months because it compliments the vibrant colors of the season and helps turn even the smallest of rooms into spacious areas that are drenched in sunlight. But why stop there?
The beauty of owning white furniture is the timeless look it provides through all seasons and it's ability to unify many design concepts. Whether you're a fan of the subtle elegance of minimalism or plan on creating a whimsical color scheme for your child's room, white furniture will help highlight the intricate details of the space and make splashes of color pop.
When looking at our furniture, you will notice a unique detail that has recently gained popularity in the home design scene. We've opted to let the natural beauty of our birch plywood show by leaving the edges exposed. Although they are sanded and finished, the edges of our plywood still retain an organic look with distinct lines and alternating bands of color. When combined with our white finish, the product is a beautifully contrasted piece of furniture with plenty of character.
This winter, we had the pleasure of hosting a group of talented first graders for their class field trip. The children were learning about furniture, so their teachers asked if they could visit our workshop to see how furniture is made.
The first part of the class visit consisted of a factory tour. Roberto showed the children our machines in action, explained how it is used and stressed the importance of safety while using the equipment. We also assembled a bunk bed so the children can see how it's done.
For the second part of the visit, we took a hands on approach and had the children sit and design their own bedrooms with tape, stickers, construction paper and pieces of wood. They loved the activity time and were thrilled that they were able to take their finished products home with them.
Before the kids left our showroom, we gave them black and white sketches and asked that they color and return them for a contest we were running. The winner will be receiving a custom Casa Kids tool kit.