Indie Ogden Review: Sprout Whale Rocking Chair

5Christmas is just around the corner, and local businesses are full of fabulous gifts. One local company out of SLC  is creating incredible kids furniture that is made from recycled material and is designed to inspire children to use their imagination and get creative at play time. Sprout furniture is all American made and designed right here in Utah.  I was lucky enough to receive the whale rocker as a gift, and I couldn’t wait to share it with all of you.

Sprout Furniture is founded by Clark Davis, a BYU graduate Utah native. Growing up, he often would tinker with toys and building materials and as a college student, his innovation helped him design furniture that was easy to assemble. From that simple design, he came up with the idea to create children’s furniture that parents could assemble and disassemble quickly.

Clark wants to change the way parents view furniture, no more clunky plastic junk, Sprout is all about clean lines and inspiring children to use their imaginations. Beyond just great looks, Sprout wants to do more than just make furniture, they want to inspire parents to look at their homes differently too, to create a space that allows children to explore and create without stressing parents out.

“When we make home a mistake-friendly place, we free our kids from the fear of failure and allow them to create and try new things. Knowing parents are not worried about a mess gives kids freedom to push their creative boundaries and invent. Failed experiments can be seen as comedic and fun, not tragic. They become opportunities to learn and try again.”

The Sprout Whale Chair comes in a flat box and is assembled like a puzzle by fitting notches into slots and locking them into place. When not in use you can easily disassemble it and store it flat under a bed or couch. The chair can hold up to 150 pounds so siblings can both enjoy it. Also, Sprout furniture surfaces wipe clean easily, so furniture lasts.  My girl children immediately spilled blueberries on their new chair; thankfully the purple stains were gone with one wipe.

Since its arrival, the whale chair has become a place for reading books, the girls have renamed it the quiet chair, which is perfectly fine by me. Usually, one will drag a blanket into it, snuggle up and quietly read a book. Of course, there are plenty of rambunctious times where the rocking gets extreme and laughter abounds.

The whale chair is on sale now at Sprout Kids, check it out along with all the other great furniture they have available.


Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her 2 kiddos and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.