Their cultures and living conditions maybe different, but these children all have one thing in common. With the help of children’s furniture specialist Gautier, they’ve created their own safe space to dream big for the future.
The Gautier Tribe project encourages young people around the world to share their bedroom and, therefore, their universe. Over five million children throughout the world sleep in or have slept in a Gautier bedroom, with its space-saving, modular and healthy furniture.
Want to get some ideas for your own children’s bedrooms? Meet these kids!
Mikhail (5), Russia Five-year-old
Mikhail lives in Moscow with his parents and one-year-old sister. Outside school, he plays several sports including football but he also loves car racing, and dreams of becoming a racing car driver one day. Mikhail speaks three languages: English, Spanish with his family, and Russian with his friends.
In his Gautier bedroom, he pretends to be a ship captain. He sleeps on the top bunk and his friends sleep on the bottom.
“In my room, I feel like a sea captain!”
Mais (17), Saudi Arabia
Mais lives in Riyadh. During her free time, she likes drawing, going to Al-Mamlaka (Kingdom Centre) and to the Hayat Mall to go shopping with her friends. She also likes Justin Bieber and Wal Kfoury, a Lebanese singer.
“I want to be a doctor.”
Yasmine (9), Lebanon
Yasmine lives in Beirut with her parents and two brothers. She dreams of becoming a champion gymnast. She has already travelled to France and Dubai but her favourite place was England. Her dog, a Pointer Collie cross, is called Rocky.
“My advice for kids: don’t ever litter if you want to live. Because in Beirut there is a lot of rubbish on the road.”
Solen (6), Belgium
Solen is a primary school boy who lives in Brussels with his brother and parents. He’s now learning how to read and add up. He likes reading the Smurfs and loves dogs and particularly the English cocker spaniel.
“I’ve been to Spain and France. I preferred France and especially my holidays in l’Île de Ré, on the west coast.”
Aiwei (7) and Qiwei (4), Singapore
Aiwei sleeps in the loft bed every night. In the day, she does work at the desk below. She loves how her pink room makes her feel safe and relaxed. Her younger sister Qiwei enjoys visiting her and all the soft toys in the bed for pretend play. It’s a lovely spot where they feel on top of their own world. Aiwei would like to be a scientist and Qiwei a doctor when they grow up.
“Everyone should find time to play. The world is a happier place when everyone smiles.”
Juliana (10), Bulgaria
Juliana lives in Sofia with her brother and her parents. To her, Bulgaria is a beautiful country with beautiful mountains and lots of orthodox churches and monasteries. “Advice to the young people of the world? Be better people.”
Feras (14), Saudi Arabia
Feras is a 14-year-old schoolboy from Riyadh, Saudia Arabia. He has one sister and three brothers (two are twins). He’s crazy about football and has always wanted to fly planes.
“I want to be a pilot in the future; I really would like it.”
Jia (3) and Jun (1), Singapore
Jia and Jun love their bedroom. The simple design, with no sharp edges and a natural colour, make it a great space to relax and play.
Read more about (and join) the children of the world at tribebygautier.com.
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