Cologne: 19.–22.09.2019


Design Parc - Inspiration from the design workshop

At the coming Kind + Jugend from 20.-23.09.2018 in Cologne, the international trade fair will once again focus on the theme design. A special hotspot for design-oriented exhibitors and trade visitors is the Design Parc in Hall 11.1 (Stand C-040/D-049, C-050/D-059). Eleven companies from five countries will be presenting exceptional children's furniture, living accessories and toys that excel as a result of their special design attributes in terms of their style, shape, material or colour.These include numerous newcomers, who can use Kind + Jugend to draw attention to their design philosophy and spectrum of services.All of the products are ready for market launch and for committed partners and their sales concepts.

An overview:
Case Living, Germany - the children's furniture and living accessories of the designer from Frankfurt, Carmen Siebold, are made in local handicraft establishments. Materials and surfaces that are suitable for children are important as well as aesthetic solutions for everyday usage.

Charlie Crane, France - attractive designer furniture for babies and children, which allows mature design to seep into the world of the child. Traditional influences are processed together with international design approaches. Bentwood, wood, metal and textiles merge to form harmonious pieces of furniture with a high aesthetic demand and practical value.

COCLICO, Germany - children's furniture inspired by Montessori. The designer, Elise Opezzo-Burger, has developed a collection of children's furniture together with her husband, Stefen Burger, and the industrial designer, Olaf Schroeder, which is inspired by the Montessori philosophy. The basic principles include independence, movement, orderliness and aesthetics, all of which are reflected in the pieces of furniture.

ecoBirdy, Vanbriel Yuan bvba, Belgium - unique design furniture for children made from recycled plastic. After two years of research about the sustainable recycling of plastic toys, ecoBirdy now creates designer furniture for kids that is 100% made out of recycled plastic and which is furthermore recyclable. A colourfully mottled look - made out of small pieces of recycled plastic toys - turns the collection into an eye-catcher and each product into a unique specimen (Design: Vanessa Yuan and Joris Vanb, Antwerp).

Leander, Denmark - furniture. Since 1998 Leander has been designing pieces of furniture for children, which encourage movement, playing and creativity, but which are also safe, attractive and durable. And which make the everyday routines of the kids slightly easier. Furniture that begin with the needs of the child. The company is committed to its Danish heritage, i.e. to form, function, unique details and high-quality workmanship.

LUCKYBOYSUNDAY, Denmark - a modern luxury brand with knitted dolls and home textiles. Top quality combined with expressive design. The brand was founded in Copenhagen in 2007 and is sold in more than 40 countries all over the world today. All of the knitting patterns of LUCKBOYSUNDAY are created in Bolivia, where alpacas have been bred for centuries for their precious wool. All items are knitted by men and women in cooperatives in line with the Fair Trade principle, whereby only the highest quality wool is used, which is as valuable and soft as cashmere.

matoi GmbH, Germany - product: imagno®: "My first interactive wooden construction set". The two founders of "matoi" are themselves mothers with several children, who unite trusted educationally valuable wooden toys with high-tech possibilities into "Digital Slow Toys". Kerstin Rudat and Annissa Wagner founded matoi GmbH as a start-up in the autumn of 2016. After successfully participating in diverse competitions, the concept of the "Digital Slow Toys" grew within twelve months. In addition to the market launch of imagno, the two founders are also pursuing further projects with the aim of expanding their product line.

Richard Lampert GmbH & Co. KG, Germany - product: "Famille Garage" furniture series, in 1993 Richard Lampert founded his company with the goal of producing furniture and other items of use and combining them with high quality workmanship, demanding design and sustainability. From classics such as the original "Eiermann table frame" or the lounge chair "H 57" by Herbert Hirche, through to modern design icons and innovative designs, products that can be classed under a new German style of practicality are created following the design claim: "As little as possible, as much as necessary".

Soft Seating GmbH, Germany - product: Happy Zoo. The success of the brand Sitting Bull also relies on the over 100-year experience of the family business, Flötotto. High-quality products - this claim is expressed in the use of high-quality materials and top-class workmanship. But also in intelligent detailed solutions. Specially produced EPS pearls that guarantee a high quality of the made in Europe products are embedded into the durable, easy-to-clean polyester fabric of the seats.

We Might Be Tiny (Sales Germany: Tiny2big), Germany - children's cutlery and placemats. We Might Be Tiny is a young label from Australia. The founder Eleanor Cullen designs products that not only look good, but that are also practical for the small "cheeky ones" in our lives. There are Placies, Snackies, Frosties... in the magical and simple styles Bear, Bunny and Cat. All of the products are made of food-safe silicon, which is heat-resistant (up to +230°C), dishwasher-safe and of course free from BPA and phthalates. The products are carefully and enthusiastically tested by Eleanor's own small children, Fredrik and Goldie. //

Studio ROOF, the Netherlands creative toys, mobiles, decorations Studio ROOF is a small creative studio, that was founded in 2005 by the couple Romy & Ilya and their three children. Studio ROOF works exclusively with natural materials, primarily with recycled cardboard. The products are imprinted using vegetable dyes. The aim is to minimise the effects on the environment while at the same time developing creative and imaginative products for playing and decorating.

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design: Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fast-expanding markets to its portfolio. These include CIKB in Shanghai, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the online portal for the interiors business, Koelnmesse offers direct access to products, contacts, expertise and events relevant to the industry all year round.

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The next events:
Kind + Jugend - The Trade Show for Kids' First Years, Cologne 20.09. - 23.09.2018
CIKB - The platform for the Kitchen Industry in China, Shanghai 10.10. - 12.10.2018
China Kids Expo - China International Baby Articles Fair, Shanghai 16.10. - 18.10.2018

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