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World of Kids Furniture

Practical, robust, safe and aesthetically pleasing: The criteria for children’s room furniture are very high. There are also new trends for kids’ rooms, which are becoming more and more important for parents. The high-quality products presented by our exhibitors in the World of Kids Furniture theme world at Kind + Jugend reflect the current needs of the market. You can learn more about the individual product groups here and gain insights into the most important new products for children’s rooms.

Anuga Bread & Bakery

The leading international trade fair for innovative children’s room furniture

From changing table to baby walker and desk – the furnishings for children’s rooms are as diverse as the needs of little ones and their parents. Ergonomics, storage space and careful attention to detail are important purchasing decision criteria. After all, the furniture should make things easier since everyday life with a child is often stressful.

At the same time, the top priority is safety – it should have features such as soft edges, handleless drawers and be free of harmful substances. In fact, nearly all modern furniture for kids meets these criteria, such as shelves that are anchored firmly to the wall, dressers with recesses in front for safe opening and mattresses made from hypoallergenic materials.

Manufacturers can present their products and innovations for kids’ rooms to a wide trade audience from over 130 countries at the world’s leading business platform for the baby and toddler industry. The categories include:

  • Cabinets and shelf systems
  • Changing tables, dressers and toppers
  • Beds, loft beds, cradles, baby rockers and bassinets
  • Mattresses, toppers and protectors
  • Tables and desks
  • Chairs, high chairs, armchairs, sofas and benches
  • Other furniture like baby walkers, travel beds, mirrors and much more

Current trends for baby and children’s rooms

Whether at home, the grandparents or in the daycare centre, children’s room furniture needs to withstand a lot of wear and tear and also keep up with the little ones. The trade audience at the international leading fair for baby and children’s products will be able to experience first-hand the solutions for modern children’s room furniture that manufacturers from all over the world are continuously developing. At the same time, trends in the area of baby beds and other children’s furniture as well as the general needs of the market also become apparent.

Trend 1: Multifunctionality

In addition to high quality standards, the market is also seeing growing demand for flexibly expandable, multifunctional children’s room furniture. The height-adjustable desk is a classic. This trend can also be seen in cribs and children’s beds – the mattress height can be lowered for toddlers and the bars partially or completely removed. If even that becomes too small, it can be turned into a sofa or desk.

Modular systems are also in high demand because they evolve with the changing needs of the children. Shelf systems in particular, but also other furniture, offer a wide range of options that can be used well into the teen years.

Trend 2: Sustainability

High quality is needed when it has to last long and be flexible. This is where the trend of sustainable kids’ rooms also plays a role. Natural wood from certified forests is seeing a real boom in the furniture sector – and this also includes children’s room furniture.

Other natural materials such as bamboo, cork or linen are also popular. Furthermore, consumers are paying more attention to where the raw materials come from as well as quality workmanship such as sustainable wood from Europe, the absence of artificial glues and adhesives, and hand-crafted furniture – the list of purchasing criteria just keeps growing.

Trend 3: Individuality

The new closeness to nature is not just a reflection of the growing awareness for sustainable solutions ‒ uniqueness is an important global trend for kids’ rooms. In addition to the individual qualities of natural materials, limited series, one-of-a-kind pieces and configurable furniture all cater to the desire for uniqueness.

The child’s room is an expression of their personality and should be furnished in a way that is aesthetically pleasing and inviting just like any other room. Scandinavian design with its simple shapes and bright colours brings hygge into the children’s room. Natural materials impart comfort and customisable furniture lets their personality shine through.