This column is dedicated to what he likes, the most interesting high quality design for children around the world. Brands able to take care of children’s needs… to play, to sleep,to think, to smile, to live easily!
Nesta’s nest by Heidi Schaefer: SUPER!
clipboxes by Alexander Augsten. GENIAL!
MAVALA’: kids’ magnetic blackboard table by Anna Licata. SUPER! Do not miss it at kidsroomZOOM! at PittiBimbo, January 2013
The little helpers by Elena Nunziata: educational and engaging furniture for children’s! GREAT
Hatschi!, the new product by jaell&tofta!
Madaket, design for kids bedroom. Simple and elegant.
S U P E R project by Nishant Jethi.
JANA crib, PEPE crib and IRENE desk by XO-in My room (a venture of three brothers!)
Wallpaper by Baines & Fricker: Steve Baines and Eliza Fricke. BRAVO!
F-bunk bed, R-toddler bed, F+R bed by Rafa kids. S U P E R and S U P E R !
Seesaw Seat, prototype by Dirk Ploos van Amstel
they are SUPER! Ionna Vautrin project!
GUILLAUMIT is illustrator, graphic designer and motion designer from France! GREAT!
Cradle Noah by VanJoost is a hanging cradle. It is made of pieces wood that have been bonded together to create a solid material. Designed by Joost van Veldhuizen.
Little Suzie, Les Gambettas. GREAT
A super project by Ryosuke Fukusada and Rui Pereira.
My drawing was not a picture of a hat. It was a picture of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant. But since the grown-ups were not able to understand it, I made another drawing: I drew the inside of a boa constrictor, so that the grown-ups could see it clearly. They always need to have things explained. Little Prince explained.
Operio by Bina Baitel Studio.
The Courtesy Table by the Dutch designer Marleen Jansen. SUPER!
Photo by Wim de Leeuw
Have fun with LEKA furnitures (Sweden)!
Lightlace by Dottir&sonur: BEAUTIFUL!
The Mun collection by SLOW WOOD has a family of models which all relate to each other, to be mixed at random for a personal result! SUPER!
WE NEVER GIVE UP!
SUPER! Designed by Szymon Hanczar.
SMS Studio Maartje Steenkamp. SUPER !
Fantastic horseless rocking by industrial designers Shay Carmon and Ben Klinger from Studio VE, Israel
BAMBI by Caroline Olsson
Incredible BAMBI table by the designer Caroline Olsson. Love it!
Photo: Linn Vandli
They live by Timm Schneider
They live! is a super public project by Timm Schneider : it’s an “experimental thing-ressurection in the urban environment”! Congrat!
Little Angel Stool by Furf Design Studio from Brasil: pure poetry!
Made by Midas
Super crib and caddle designed by Made by Midas… and they are still seeking a manufacturer/label for their production.
Il GRANDE per i piccoli
Collective Paper Aesthetics were invited by Uovo project and Teatro Grande in Brescia to participate in the event IL GRANDE PER I PICCOLI. Brava Noa!
Chiara Pacifici: ODI
ODI (2010) is an installation designed by Chiara Pacifici. Let’s rest on the grass and listen to all the natural sounds in the park!
Change your potplant into a mini village with Ontwerpduo ‘Cottage Town’ made by waterproof paper!
Photo by: Lisa Klappe
from Germani, GOMMINI!
Arnold Circus stool by Martino Gamper
Pernille Snedker Hansen from snedker studio, Denmark, has repurposed an old marbling technique giving wood a supernatural, organic, colorful and vibrant pattern. Marbelous Wood reveails the mysteries in wood, exposing its story and immense details embodied in nature. M A G I C !
Move-it (!) The whole thing is about empowerment. – Move-it. It means YOU personally can Move-it, you personally can make a difference in the world, and that change happens one person at a time. You think you know cardboard, think again. | G R E A T !
CH outdoor furniture
CH outdoor furniture collection by Dave Keune is now available for little ones! Let’s relax in the garden!
Bull created by the industrial designer Ander Lizaso makes a perfect furniture piece for children between 3 and 6 years old. In essence it´s a tiny chair with the backrest being a “giant” spinning wheel. That allows it to be used as a basket or a trolley, and given the kid´s imaginary and Bull´s evocative shapes it may easily become a toy itself.
BABY ROCKING CRADLE
At the end of the cradle’s functional life it can be sawn in half to create a pair of rocking chairs! Martin Price is the designer !
on the floor… under ceiling… mukaki from Poland!
mukaki made of ecological and natural materials, mostly hand-made and handled with extreme care. mukaki is Agnieszka Zielinska-Chmura, an architect, designer and owner of the mukaki and muka design studio.
ROCKING horse… and ROCKING chair!
The nostalgic rocking horse designed by Polly Westergaard, playing double act with the traditional rocking chair, captures the imagination of children and adults alike.
BALLOON BENCH !
and EVA chair!
Satoshi Itasaka and Takuto Usami collaborated to establish “h220430” on April 30th, Heisei 22 (Heisei is the current era name in japan). Do not forget!
BALADEUSE by Caroline Gomez!
Le Baladeuse and the torch by Caroline Gomez: wood, colours and light!
Wedge Bench is by Daniel Rossi in collaboration with Jonny Wray and Richard Beumer. The Wedge Bench consists of only six parts and is held together by eight wedges, it is simple to assemble and produce. The CNC milled pieces can be easily distributed through the digital cutting file to local manufacturers avoiding shipping and distribution of the components themselves. The Wedge Bench comes in two standard designs, a single seater and a longer three person seater. The laminated wood with an HPL coating, protects from wear and tear whilst allowing the individual to choose the colour of their choice. Indoors or outdoors, no glue or nails required. The wedge bench shares it’s rugged form with the comfort and beauty of an iconic park bench. S U P E R B A N C P U B L I C !
ICO ! recycled cardboard basket!
ICO is the new Adonde object! Directly inspired from an icosahedron with its twenty sides, ICO comes in several colors to put on your desk, shelf or table. Just empty your pockets into it. ICO will hold steady on any of its sides and you can roll it from one place to another.
ACAPULCO CHAIR for KIDS
Acapulco chairs for kids by Officina Kreativa
the bed OAK by nonjetable can be used by a child from 3 years up and for the rest of his life. The bed can be completed with seperated elements of different size, that come under the bed. Soft natural wooden touch without any treatment and even it can be easily assembled in a few minutes!
THE ESIEST SOLUTION
byBo design’s changing station Nathi , so comfortable!
An incredible Helium filled balloon lampshade by White Elephant.
When plugged into a current tap it emits smooth cordial light, floating above the ground, swinging in the air. When unplugged, the lamp gently climbs up to the ceiling and waits for its deployment!
for building huts, creating landscapes, hiding … Tukluk is a piece of furniture and a toy. Cylindrical magnets are attached to the edges of the coloured modules, which means that any conceivable shape can be built and taken apart.
a baby-mobile for moustache lovers, young and old by Jaell & Tofta. Constructed from 100% recycled paper and nut veneer. Bright colours, contrasts and different materials stimulate childs senses.
THE HOUSE OF DRAWING
No place like home, especially for reading, playing, drawing… the beautiful deskhouse by ninetonine a perfect hiding place, also.
WAITING FOR SPRING
Zoomy can’t wait Spring to have new kinds of flowers to put in his pot Cavalier by az&mut. Installed simply, directly on the balcony railing. It holds itself in place firmly.
A bookcase that recalls the architecture of the natural elements, composed of environmentally sustainable materials, a simple and elegant design, Fagus by Al2698
ON THE FLOOR
TOTEM BIRDS ON TREE
Barn swallow, a kingfisher, a magpie, a nuthatch, an owl, a sparrow, a grey wagtail, a blue tit, a carrion crow, a european robin, a lesser spotted woodpecker…. Not just a piece of decoration for the children’s room…..it’s a wonderful play object for the kids made by kidsonroof!
Bright and vibrant colours perfect for fitting in with Bedroom and Playroom colour schemes for the stool by WEAMO. Stools are delivered fully assembled ready to be used! we love this after the Ikea Era!
A NEW KITCHEN FOR ZOOMY
What do you think to cook something for us Zoomy? you could try with your amazing new kitchen by Momoll, we are waiting for your Austrian cuisine!
a short trip under the sea, beatles nostalgia… by isak
STOOL and wagon at the same time – by turning it upside down – this classic toy idea has been known for several generations and has now been redesigned by Frederic Collette – Collect Furniture, for today’s children 1-5 years old. Turned around – the legs of the A-shaped stool become steering-handles.
A PRIVATE BOOKCASE
NONAH! bookcase is a set of 7 cabinets and metal accessories already designed for you. You can organise the cabinets differently if you wish and/or combine other Salamandre cabinets with this bookcase.
A LITTLE PIECE OF NATURE AT HOME
What do you think to have a tree at home? have a look at booktree by Kostas design…
JUST USED CARDBOARD? NO MORE…Rip + Tatter by Pete Oyler
Beautiful, 100 % recyclable, non-toxic, what could we ask more to a chair? thanks Pete for Rip + Tatter chair, sculpted by hammering out industrial cardboard!
OSKAR HAS TO WORK
Sometimes to be a kid is an heavy work… make it simple with OSKARatWORK the table and bench for children up to about eight years by Perludi. Kids are physically active, even when they are sitting. Even an object as simple as the bench can be an invitation to creative play. The loden fabric which the table and bench are covered is an ideal and exceptionally hard-wearing surface for writing and drawing. please touch!
if you like lions, clowns, acrobats and all the circus adventures you will fall in love with Caravan Crib by Kalon Studios. The cot is inspired by those storybook circus wagons, it plays with classic form and contemporary. Do you like green, light blue, yellow….? ultra-bold colors, fully sustainable, 100% non-toxic, and food safe materials, adjustable mattress height and toddler bed conversion, do you need more?
A funny furniture by little collection scaled down for children to help him/her to… put the things away after school! measure your child’s height on the door!