Furniture for kids : a selection of stylish beds by top brands

Rafa Kids Design

There was a time, not  very long ago, when parents had very little choice – not to say no choice at all –  for their children’s rooms. Now with brands like Oeuf, Perludi, Kalon Studio, Io Kids Design, Rafa or Krethaus, children’s furniture has become cool and stylish, Here’s a selection of beautiful and well designed beds, with an overview of who creates them.

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Great brands using bamboo

Triporteur - Fritsch-Durisotti

This scooter is made of compostable and recyclable bamboo. It is one of the projects by Frisch-Durisotti, a French firm that focuses on non-polluting traveling solutions.

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It is time for a KIDSREVOLUTION!

Kidsrevolution

A new project is creating the buzz at the coming edition of Pitti Bimbo, due in Florence next week end. Called Kidsrevolution, it is a global B2B network and platform targeted to the children’s industry, where retailers and designers can meet, trade and get inspired.

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Children’s Design : Magis Me Too

EUR - Magis Me Too

Me Too is is a unique collection of children’s products launched by Magis in 2004. Me Too includes iconic collaborations with designers such as Eero Arnio, Marcel Wanders, Marc Newson, Enzo Mari, Javier Mariscal. New in the range is EUR, a shelving system by Giulio Iacchetti

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Recycled, versatile and timeless : a bag by Kaaita

Kaaita Recycled Bag

I had a crush on  TORBUSCHKA by Kaaita, a collection of bags made from recycled plastic bottles, designed to be timeless, beyond all seasons and fashion trends. The bags are versatile and can be used in the classic way (carried around) or as a home object. Sewn in Slovenia, they come in three-in-one combinations in large and extra large sizes and 4 colours (black, grey black, passionate red and light grey).

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New simple, clean and chic children’s furniture

KRETHAUS-SIESTA WASHABLE PAPER

There’s a new comer in the family of cool and simple children’s furniture : the Argentinian brand called  KRETHAUS. Well established in its hometown Buenos AiresKrethaus is now starting its expansion to other countries, after a successful presence in Milan last month (kidsroomZOOM)

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Three new e-stores to discover

The vitrine

More than 13 billion pageviews on Tumblr every month…some online numbers are astronomical. This makes me wonder how many children’s online boutiques open every month in the world…300, 3000? Hard to say. Today I have selected three new e-stores worth visiting: Brooklyn Makers, Father and The Vitrine, and invited  their talented founders to speak about their business.

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Carry On stool by Mattias Stenberg

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Swedish furniture manufacturer Offecct was founded in 1990. The company works closely with some of the world’s most renowned designers such as Jean-Marie Massaud, Christophe Pillet, Karim Rashid, Michael Sodeau and Richard Hutten. Their qualitative, innovative and sustainable products are sold in 55 countries around the world. 

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Pet Lamp by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón

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Designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón knows that pollution generated by plastic bottles is a problem that affects us on a global level. With his project PET Lamp, he is turning an object with a short and specific lifespan into a product enriched by the cosmogony of the local culture of Columbia.

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Monkey on a Donkey

Bundt Pan / Atari - Monkey on a Donkey

Vyta is from Lithuania, Christian is German. The two friends met in Barcelona 10 years ago. Today, in the beautiful Roman village in Central Spain where they moved, they created  Monkey on a Donkey. A brand of creative vintage furniture and décor for children and their parents, that you can understand better with these 3 words :  ”Upcycling goes bananas!”.

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News from Milano, Italy

Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milano Salone del Mobile 2013

Milan is always at its best under the sun and when crowds arrive in heavy numbers for the Salone de Mobile. This week end was incredible, with tons of energy, smiling faces, sun beams and creative happenings, including KidsroomZOOM. Reportage…

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Milano Mobile : Showcasing Emerging Design For Kids

KidsRoomZOOM Milan 2013

kidsroomZOOM is preparing its 3rd edition, which will take place during the International Furniture Fair Milano Mobile. The event will gather 40 brands at Clorofilla, a brand new nursery school in the center of Milan.

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