Feelgood Designs is a UK registered company supplying furniture and providing design services to improve spaces for children in education, retail, domestic and public settings.

The company was founded by Matthew Giaretta in 2007 after several years working with the PLAY+ design project in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Matthew is a former UK primary school teacher and originally travelled to Italy to visit the world-renowned schools for young children at Reggio Emilia as part of his professional training. This visit led to an opportunity with the V&A Museum of Childhood to present the PLAY+ design project for a 6 month exhibition in London, and then a collaboration with the design project closely associated with the research on environments for children published as ‘Children, Spaces, Relations’ (Domus Academy, Reggio Children – 1998), and the creation of a company to distribute one outcome of this research project: the new PLAY+ range of furniture for children. Feelgood Designs now works as one part of PLAY+ Projects on a wide range of projects for children in education, domestic and public spaces.

Services include

  • advice on furnishings according to each specific context
  • worldwide delivery
  • unpacking, placement and full installation of furniture and disposal of packaging when required
  • bespoke public space installations
  • furniture layouts and interiors schematic design
  • project management
  • new concept proposals with sketches, 3D renders, plans
  • full design proposals: drawings, 3D render, plans, items list, lighting, colours, flooring, acoustics
  • complete interior design/design architect service: the entire visible ‘skin’ of the building in collaboration with the executive architect of record

All PLAY+ furniture is made to order.  SOFT furniture has a standard lead time of 30 days manufacturing + 7 days delivery (Europe), or 4-6 weeks delivery (rest of world).  SOLID furniture has a standard lead time of 6-8 weeks for manufacturing and the same expected delivery lead times worldwide.

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Play+project

Play+project

Research on environments for children and design of furniture and interiors.

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Reggio Children

Reggio Children

Reggio Children are pedagogical consultants for the PLAY+SOFT range, as well as with special projects for interiors, furniture and new concept design

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Design Team

Design Team

ZPZ Partners are art directors for the PLAY+ range and design lead for our projects

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