I remember the first time I stumbled across the gorgeous GLTC Kimi Table & Stools. I distinctly remember wondering what type of lucky people got to have such designer looking children’s furniture in their house. It was so breathtakingly beautiful. For about a week after I saw it in the new GLTC catalogue it was all I could think about. I wasnt even sure we would have room for it in the little lady’s already rather busy room but that didn’t matter. Like the GLTC Potter Library Table, I would find room for it. So imagine our absolute delight when GLTC got in touch with us and told us they would like to send us a Kimi table and stool set to test and review for them, along with their beautiful Sweet Pea Kitchen. We were so excited, it quite literally felt like all our Christmases had come at once!
Almost as soon as we took delivery of the parcels we were unpacking and assembling the Kimi table and stools. We had guests round that weekend but I was too excited to wait any longer and they were so easy to put together that the husband did it quickly and effortlessly whilst we chatted and the children played. No sooner had we set them up, both Ella and her little guest wanted to try the table and stools out for size and had lots of fun getting on and off the stools. I noticed that where her little three year old friend’s feet touched the floor when he sat on the stool, Ella’s had a little space, so I think the table and stools are well described for the height of a three year old, although still very suitable for a two year old as we have discovered over the last few weeks.
We wanted to test the Kimi table and stools out in two different rooms in the house to test the durability and versatility of them and found that they functioned equally well and looked just as great on carpet in the little lady’s bedroom as they did on tiles in the dining room. The little lady loves nothing more than to wake up on the weekend and do some drawing at her lovely Kimi table in her room first thing in the morning. Equally, she loved sitting at it in the mornings to eat her breakfast when it was in the dining room. Either way, I love that it is the perfect height and gives her the independence to eat or do an activity that she enjoys in her own space, on her own or with a companion whether thats someone her size or an adult.
We have had the Kimi table and stools for just under a month now and it has been an absolute delight testing them out. They look as beautiful in the flesh as they do in the catalogue, perfectly formed and finished to a superbly high quality as you would expect with GLTC. Both the table and stools are made from a combination of MDF and Birch Wood which feel incredibly solid and sturdy and have a lovely smooth finish. But its winning feature has to be the sophisticated white dipped wooden table and stool legs. This is a piece of modern, grown up, designer looking furniture that could easily be a full size dining table and stools in any adults dining room. Its beautiful!
We love the Kimi table and stools and would recommend them to anyone looking for a stylish yet practical and function table and stool set for their little one. Whilst it is at the high end in terms of price points, it is quality and durability that you are paying for when it comes to GLTC. We would happily pay slightly more knowing that we are going to get many, many years of use and happiness out of a product, especially when it comes to children’s products. So don’t be afraid of the high price point, it’s definitely worth it.
So now the hardest decision is deciding where it should permanently live; in the little lady’s room or in the dining room. Let us know where you would put the Kimi table and stools and what you would do with it, we’d love to hear your suggestions!
Disclosure; we were very kindly sent the GLTC Kimi Table & Stools to review as part of our role in the GLTC Testing Team. We have lots of fun in what we think is one of the best jobs in the world, but we also take our role and responsibility very seriously which means you will always find a fair review and honest opinion of everything we test for GLTC.