West Elm Kids, in collaboration with Pottery Barn Kids, sells this $90 Acrylic Wall Pocket:
Is it me, or is this just a terrible design for a storage object, particularly one for children? Access appears awkward, visibility is limited to whatever's pressed against the front face, the curved bottom would collect crumbs and debris. On top of that the overall object would readily show dirt, and it looks as if it would be awkward to clean the inside of.
I don't have kids so I'm not the target market, but I imagine that with a storage object designed for holding lots of separate but like items, you want something you can dump out onto a carpet or table, as opposed to wall-mounted. What say you (particularly the parents among you)?
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On Twitter, I asked my fellow professional organizers what they thought — and they were unanimous in giving this a thumbs down. You can see their comments here: https://twitter.com/JeriDansky/status/1483588857656328195
No one is going to mention that its basically a super easy rock wall? My kids would climb that thing in a minute.
My main concern is all the scratches, grime, and fingerprints. Also, $90?
This sort of design strikes me as working aesthetically in the mind of the designer (who is imagining many of the same object in pristine condition with no random objects or dirt), but not in the real world with all the factors you mentioned mentioned.
TLDR: seems naively designed.