Alessi’s new chair grew out of Ben van Berkel’s experience of parenting. In the imagination of little kids, it can be at once a chair, a table, a giraffe and a little dog. “Doraff is a new type of playful furnishing combining the forms of two animals to create a versatile object for children,” explains the Dutch architect. “Children can imagine they’re riding a giraffe or playing with their dog, or, being light, they can easily turn it over and use its surfaces of different sizes to play, read and eat on it. Doraff is a hybrid between a piece of furniture and an emotional object, as well as a designer product that can be used in different situations.” It is made of 100% recyclable thermoplastic resin: a way of sensitizing parents and new generations towards sustainability. Colorful, tough and safe, it is designed to ensure total stability when used as a seat by children. It measures 67x55x28h cm and comes in three colors: red, light blue and yellow. It can also be used outdoors and is totally washable.