CIMA is a collaboration project with the Children’s Museum of Art in New York City. While observing the art room at the CMA, we noticed that a number of children had difficulties reaching the faucet of the sink. Some managed to reach it after using a pipe cover as a step stool, but they could not push the pedal to activate water from the sink.
CIMA is a step stool that enables children of ages 3-5 to access the sink in the Art Room. The top of the stool encases a button and mechanism that activates the water flow when pressed. It is made of stainless steel with a non-slip, rubber surface that is easy to clean. The structure of the stool protects the water pipes and pedal by covering it completely.