As the education of young children is redefined to involve listening, coaching and, facilitating their most eager interests rather than following a pre_determined curriculum, so too can educational environments and furniture begin to be redefined. This project documents the testing and prototyping of a series of learning platforms developed to support emergent curriculum philosophy in early childhood education. Integrated elements of furniture as staging tools for children's school activities are potentially powerful tools for shaping and promoting quality education. This project explores new ways of conceptualizing furniture that reflects current theories of play and learning, emergent curriculum philosophies in early childhood education, and leading examples of kindergarten architecture. Emergent Furniture 1 has been developed, documented, and tested. It's form and form relationships explore space which can be both referential, (therefore provoking specific use time after time), as well as interpretable, (inviting appropriation and mutual dependency). Dimensions and shape of place are related to child scale. Materials are tactile and directly understandable. During preliminary testing this piece of furniture has been very well received by children, staff, and parents. Emergent Furniture #2 and #3 are under development, and will be tested and documented by May of 1998. They will continue to explore space and play, as well as display, storage, and again the facilitation of specific activities.