Casa Kids designs and manufactures children’s furniture and custom rooms. Our expertise lies in loft and bunk beds, desks, storage units and custom solutions for small spaces. All of our furniture is designed and built in our wood shop in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood.
Since its founding in 1992, Casa Kids has embraced a simple approach to its designs: functionality above decor and durability over most everything else. We achieve longevity in our products by building adaptable systems of furniture that are designed to evolve just as kids do. Once a child grows out of his or her loft bed, for example, the cabinets underneath the loft can be moved and used as independent pieces. None of the rooms we design are themed so the furniture will never appear dated or outgrown.
We have been watching children interact with our furniture for more than 20 years and our designs are shaped by their size and scale, as well as by how the world looks from their (slightly shorter) perspectives. Our furniture is ergonomically appropriate for children’s smaller bodies and is designed to engage a child’s imagination by providing safe and creative spaces for work and play.
At Casa Kids, being good to the kids we serve also means being kind to the planet they call home. We only use wood that has been harvested through sustainable practices and all of our products are made locally, eliminating the environmental impact implicit in shipping. Our furniture is also modular and highly adaptive, so it remains with the families we service for years. This dramatically reduces waste and promotes sustainability in terms of our planet’s natural resources.
Casa Kids’ showroom is located at 106 Ferris Street in Red Hook, directly adjacent to our wood shop, where parents and kids are invited to visit us in our natural habitat. With a view of the shop, where our builders are hard at work, kids are invited to touch, climb and play while parents have an opportunity to speak with our staff. The showroom, shop and design studio are located in a brick warehouse that sits directly on the Brooklyn waterfront and offers a view of the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan. A visit to the shop is also a great excuse to explore Red Hook, where IKEA, Fairway and a series of cozy storefronts and cafes have made their homes.
All of our furniture is built in Brooklyn by our own small team of woodworkers, and the hands that make the first cut into a piece of birch plywood (our most commonly used material) are the same hands that install a piece of furniture in a customer’s home. We employ traditional hand woodworking techniques, in addition to our new CNC router that has allowed us to increase precision and consistency in our cuts, as well as lead times for our customers. We do the finishing for all of our pieces ourselves in our on-site finishing facilities.
Home installation for all of our projects is done with our own insured, likable and speedy crew. We are usually in and out of customers’ homes in one to two days (depending on the project) because we assemble all of our projects ahead of time in our shop. This ensures a quick, clean installation so that our customers can get back to living their lives. In their new furniture, of course.