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Christian Bezdeka, John Brady and Marcus Ihlenfeld in front of a poptop table

From woom children’s bikes to poptop kid’s desks

More than 10 years ago, Christian Bezdeka and Marcus Ihlenfeld realized that products offered on the market for children are often just miniature versions of products for adults. With woom the two launched their first children’s bikes on the market in 2013, which were perfectly adapted to the needs of children. Today, woom is one of the largest children’s bicycle manufacturers in the world.

There is also a need to catch up when it comes to children’s furniture. Although there is a wide range of children’s tables on offer, there are hardly any products that support the children’s natural urge to move.

With poptop, the two woom founders have now designed a kid’s desk that helps to master this challenge. The easy adjustability allows children to decide for themselves whether they want to work in a squatting, sitting or standing position.

CEO of poptop is John Brady, who previously contributed significantly to the scaling of gurkerl.at as Marketing Director. John is father of young children of primary school age and therefore knows exactly how important it is to offer opportunities for creative development to kids.

 

For a world that adapts to children – not the other way around

Why a new children’s desk?

A quick search on the subject of “kid’s desks” is enough to reveal that the kid’s desks on the market are either smaller-sized adult desks or desks that are overloaded with functions and therefore appear clunky. Most children’s desks have neglected the most important thing: children have a natural urge to move, so sitting statically is a major challenge. This often means that working at the table becomes a torture and the children feel more comfortable on the floor.

Creative self-determination

In kindergarten, children play, romp around and release a lot of creative energy. As soon as the children start school, many things change: they are suddenly expected to sit still for several hours, listen and study.

The transition from kindergarten to school age is one of the most important developmental phases for children. Despite the relatively rigid school system, it is important that children are encouraged to express their creativity as children.

This also includes freedom of movement when working, crafting and playing. When children can decide for themselves how they want to work at the table, a change of perspective takes place and new ideas emerge.

Creative self-determination

In kindergarten, children play, romp around and release a lot of creative energy. As soon as the children start school, many things change: they are suddenly expected to sit still for several hours, listen and study.

The transition from kindergarten to school age is one of the most important developmental phases for children. Despite the relatively rigid school system, it is important that children are encouraged to express their creativity as children.

This also includes freedom of movement when working, crafting and playing. When children can decide for themselves how they want to work at the table, a change of perspective takes place and new ideas emerge.

With love from the south of Vienna

At poptop, the focus is on quality, ergonomics and child-friendly operation. The table is produced directly at our company location in Traiskirchen, Austria.

We source our materials from carefully selected carpentry and metalworking companies in the EU. These suppliers not only meet our high quality requirements, but also offer fair working conditions and run sustainable production processes.