To hear Clark Davis, the founder of Sprout Kids Furniture talk about their kids furniture, you can hear real passion. You can tell how excited he is about the furniture that he is making and that he loves doing it. Clark’s experiences growing up have been put into the creation of Sprout. Creating is something that he has loved to do ever since he was a kid. As a child, growing up in rural Utah, Clark and his eight siblings had no TV, so inventing and creating became their means of entertainment. They played legos in the winter and worked on forts, huts, and other imaginative “buildings” in the summer, using scrap wood from their father’s cabinet shop. He even says, ” I might have been a little obsessive about creating as a kid.”
Well, his obsession has paid off. Sprout kids furniture is an exciting brand of kids furniture that we now offer here at ModernTots. It’s easy to see how Clark’s experiences and passions as a child have been put into the creation of furniture that enables children to be creative inventors themselves. Each item is modular in the way that you can mix and match pieces to create something new.
In college, Davis got into mechanical engineering, although there were many other interests, including anthropology, economics, and linguistics. He took business classes to help him “be able to do my own thing.” He says that he wanted to follow his dreams and make a difference in the world. Each of his experiences contributed to his success with his Sprout Kid’s furniture line. Including, his decision to quit his job working part time at an engineering company and dump half his life savings into a buying a license of CAD software to do freelance design consulting. “It was a rocky start but unless you are an idiot, rocky starts will teach you a lot really fast,” Clark says of his first venture.
There are so many good things to say about the furniture that Sprout is making. First, it is made in the USA. It is eco-friendly by being made from pre and post consumer recycled materials, which is something we love here at ModernTots. All products are made from CARB (California Air Resources Board) compliant materials, which means that the chemical emissions in the materials are regulated to be extremely low. It is assembled without requiring any tools. It is easy to put together and take apart for easy storage. It is so easy in fact, that it is fun for kids to do it too!
If you are interested in seeing more of Clark’s brand, we carry the full line of Sprout Furniture.