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Kids Design Award is going into the next round: Future-oriented ideas for the children’s room of tomorrow sought

Hardly any other industry is as innovative as the world of baby and children’s equipment. Which is why Kind + Jugend with its renowned Kids Design Award is the ideal forum for design students and young designers, allowing them to present their pioneering ideas to a broad public and interested manufacturers and to make valuable contacts. Designs for the next round of the design competition can be submitted until 3 June 2019. The best idea will be honoured with the Kids Design Award.


The revolutionary way of travelling – Interview with Nicklas Lindblad from Bumprider

Bumprider Connect – © Bumprider

Whether single or double stroller for siblings – thanks to the Bumprider Connect, parents no longer have to spend a lot of time and effort: two strollers can quickly and easily be converted to one through an automatic, magnetically operated locking system. With this invention, the Swedish company was the trade fair highlight from the word go, and received the Innovation Award in the “World of Moving Kids” category. What does this success mean for Bumprider? And what potential do the trade fair and the Innovation Award offer young companies? We spoke with CEO Nicklas Lindblad on this topic.


Nursery Trends 2019 – a guest commentary by Kids Interiors

© @carinaolander

With a holiday season behind us, it is high time to start talking about nursery trend predictions for 2019 and discover what we can expect to see in children’s rooms in the months ahead. Traditionally, we asked Kids Interiors for their forecast on the direction nurseries are heading this season. As they are constantly searching high and low to discover the best kids’ designs and kids’ rooms out there, make sure to keep notes as you follow along!


Hardware industry: What is the trend for 2019?

Hesba Corredo – © Hesba

Only few industries are as innovative as the world of baby and children’s outfitting. The hardware industry in particular is continuously changing: Whether self-propelled baby carriages, flexible travel systems or sustainable electric mobility – new (technological) possibilities and innovations are always being introduced. Check out our blog to see which trends will influence the hardware industry in 2019.


Time for giving: What will find its way beneath the tree this year?

BlaBlaBlocks – © Vtech

Good news for toy manufacturers and traders: parents are extremely generous when it comes to Christmas gifts for their children. The budgets for this year in any case promise to set new records. However, which gifts ultimately find their way beneath the tree? We have discerned four trends.


Mobility trends: Are self-driving baby strollers coming our way?

Emmaljunga eStroller NXT90e – © Koelnmesse

Whether digital guardian angels, electronic toys or Connected Smart Toys – smart nursery tools have already arrived in children’s rooms. This trend is now spreading to another important area for parents: Smart strollers provide even more comfortable mobility and increased safety. Check out our blog to find out how Michael Neumann, Managing Director Northern Europe Dorel Juvenile, sees this trend and where it may be headed in the future.


Kind + Jugend 2018: 10 percent more visitors, 100 percent atmosphere

Hall perspective – © Koelnmesse

More than 24,700 visitors from 123 countries – the results for Kind + Jugend 2018 are impressive! The high degree of internationality, the many new products and the top event programme of the trade fair assured a super atmosphere for exhibitors and visitors.


Kind + Jugend 2018: Triumphant smiles at the opening ceremony

The winners of the Innovation Award 2018 – © Koelnmesse

On the very first day of the trade fair, Kind + Jugend traditionally features two highlights: The Innovation Award and Kids Design Award honours particularly innovative products and creative design concepts, which set the theme for the following days. Many beaming faces could therefore be seen among the exhibitors as well as visitors.


Kind + Jugend 2018: sustained baby boom and successful trade fair prospects

Kind + Jugend 2017 – © Koelnmesse

Trends and innovations from around the world and an attractive event programme  – Kind + Jugend 2018 can already promise this. The leading international trade fair for baby and children’s outfitting has once again recorded an exhibitor plus and again expects more than 22,000 visitors. Find out what you can expect at this year’s trade fair here.


Nominees of the Kids Design Award 2018 have been confirmed

Upe by Gintare Cerniauskaite – © Creatus Design Studio

Kind + Jugend is an event for creative ideas and innovations. This is why the Kids Design Award, which distinguishes the best concepts and drafts of young designers from all over the globe, is being presented again this year during the trade fair. You can find out here who the nominees of this year’s Kids Design Award are.


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