Paris 2018 – Forget iPads and video games, kids need to play, explore and engage with real objects. We selected 5 brilliant kid’s designs and furnitures on show in Paris.
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The rocking cloud
Who said a rocking horse has to be an actual horse? Dutch design company Maison Deux created a rocking moon, cloud, bowler hat and water melon… The playful designs are made of solid French oak and and upholstered with a durable fabric made from 100% wool by textile design company Kvadrat.
The Baby Play Gym
Mum and Dad Factory, a young French brand of children’s furniture, launches Arche d’éveil – ‘Arch of Awakening’ in French: a simple and refined arch made from bent beech plywood designed to to stimulate tireless toddlers and newborns alike.
Vitra launched a collection of resting animals made in wool and ceramic to bring a comforting feeling in the room. The series designed by design studio Front comprises a curled up cat and a pair of sleeping birds and a 3D knit-covered bear that can be used as a stool, ottoman or backrest. The designers asked randomly selected people to identify the most emotionally enriching and meaningful objects in their lives. The majority of answers turned out to be animal figures that were perceived to have personalities, specific attributes or a shared history.
The elephant in the (kids’) room…
Danish design brand EO launches the Elephant furniture series by Marc Venot. The seat stands firmly on two wooden legs and one trunk, all made of European beech wood. The big, curved ears of the Elephant offer a solid support for sitting and leaning. A perfect pair for the chair is the small and elegant Elephant Table, also designed by Marc Venot.
Mum look! There’s a stork…
Singapore’s brand EGUCHI TOYS creates hand-made wooden toys for the little hands at the start of life. Among the latest creations a series of mobile birds – including a stork, a pelican and a seagull – designed to be ergonomically handled by infants.
Playful rugs for little champions
Swedish design company Pappelina launches PEG, a crafted plastic rug which allows kids to create race tracks at home and even outdoor. Designed by Lina Rickardsson, the carpets come in different sizes and are available in 6 reversible colours.