Furniture Designer Legally Employs Young Sons to Add Imperfect Finishing Touches

By: Chrisjob Jan 10, 2012

created at: 01/10/2012

Dutch industrial designer Lucas Maassen painstakingly creates smooth, straight-lined designs, flawless and contemporary in their construction, then pays his kids to mess it up.

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"Thijme (9 years old), Julian and Maris (both 7 years old) work in compliance with Dutch child labor laws. This means, they’re limited to working only three hours per week. The three sons work every Tuesday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a 15-minute break in between. They receive €1 per furniture piece completed and have employee benefits such as 12 vacation days per year and receive a 5% salary vacation allowance per annum."

Watch this excellent video to see the boys in action:   

created at: 01/10/2012

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cool idea, but I don't really think he "pays his kids to mess things up" the kids have obviously been instructed on where to paint the pieces of furniture and being given the special kind of paint. So actually the designer had an idea to make this didn't need his kids at all but made a cool story to go with the pieces that are probably selling for insane amount of money .But i really do like the pieces and the video is awesome to watch 

No wonder they get paid so little...

Interesting, but if they always work as slow as in the video they can't get much done in a weeks time.

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