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Nursery Trends 2018 – a guest commentary by Kids Interiors

babyprepping.com / perron11.nl

babyprepping.com / perron11.nl

We are well off into 2018, and from what we’ve seen so far, it is going to be yet another exciting year for nursery design! With eyes wide open, Kids Interiors is continuously looking for inspiration and emerging trends on the market, while putting together shopping guides to help parents achieve the very look they are after. They shared with us their predictions on what is going to be hot and what’s not in the world of nursery room design this year.

Less is no longer more when it comes to choosing a colour scheme for the kids’ space. Rich colours have been sneaking up into children’s rooms for a while now, and it is expected that this trend will keep growing in times ahead.

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“Alexa, sing me a song”: the children’s room is also becoming a smart room

tonies

tonies

Electronic toys, digital tools and online helpers have transformed the children’s room into a smart room. Particularly in terms of safety, parents are relying more and more on the digital world, because the well-being and the health of their own child is their utmost priority. However, toy manufacturers are also going with the trend and, in addition to classic toys, are offering an increasing number of digital toys or hybrid games.

Digital toys, such as the audio system from tonies or the learning-to-talk pen from Betzold Tellimero, have already established themselves in many children’s rooms. weiterlesen…

Continually lighter, more flexible, smarter: Unlimitedly mobile with children

Maxi Cosi – Adorra

Maxi Cosi – Adorra

Modern millennial parents place great value on mobility. They place similarly high demands for prams as when buying a car. Companies that want to convince this target group have to offer maximum quantity and flexibility, simple operation and stylish design. Small electrically operated companions are on trend.

The millennials are having children – and like every generation of parents – they have their own idea about what it means to be a mum and dad. weiterlesen…

Through the roof with the pram – Interview with Samuel García Gil from the Heetee Baby Company

At Kind + Jugend 2017, the British pram manufacturer Heetee Baby Company presented the prototype of its Heetee Power System: an innovative high-tech children’s buggy that uses the energy generated from pushing to heat the buggy, warm up a bottle or charge a smartphone. With this invention, the British startup was the trade fair highlight from the word go, and received the Kids Innovation Award in the “World of Moving Kids” category. What does this success mean for Heetee? And what potential does the trade fair offer other young companies? We spoke with managing director Samuel García Gil on this topic.

What inspired you to make your power-generating pram?
I am the type of person who sees how things work everywhere I go, and straight away think how that product or service would improve. weiterlesen…

Future-oriented ideas for children’s rooms sought – Kids Design Award is going into the 5th round

There is hardly an industry as innovational as the world of baby and children’s outfitting. Which is why Kind + Jugend is the ideal forum for design students and young designers, allowing them to present their pioneering ideas to a broad public and to interested manufacturers. Designs for the next round of the design competition can be submitted until 1 June 2018. The best idea will be honoured with the Kids Design Award.

 A Swivel chair with mini-playground or a Extremely versatile children’s furniture system – such innovations for children and baby products have been honoured with the Kids Design Award in past years. weiterlesen…

Colours for children’s rooms: Parents want advice and eco-friendly products

Dulux

Dulux

Only cheerful colours turn a children’s room into a lively feel-good space. In this case, less is more. Loud colours are out. Harmonious design-oriented colour combinations in trendy shades and patterns are in demand. Whether paints or wallpapers, there is a strong need for advice – manufacturers and retailers can gain an advantage with colour expertise, safe products and holistic design concepts.  

Sleeping, playing, romping around, dreaming, cuddling – a lot of life happens in children’s rooms. weiterlesen…

Children’s car seats and baby carriers: safety has the right of way

Dorel / Maxi-Cosi

Dorel / Maxi-Cosi

Children are increasingly being brought to school, kindergarten and to sports and friends in the car. Safety is thus of utmost importance for parents. They make the highest demands upon baby carriers and children’s car seats.

The more children are transported by car, the stronger the growth in sales of children’s car seats. weiterlesen…

Digital nannies: safety solutions for the children’s room

The Connected Kidsroom

The Connected Kidsroom

The safety and health of their children is more important than anything else for mothers and fathers. However, because they can’t constantly stand watch over the baby’s bed, an ever increasing number of parents are relying on digital nannies: baby phones with additional functions, web cams and monitoring apps are more in demand than ever. This was also evident this year at Kind + Jugend, which, with the Connected Kidsroom, presented a real, completely equipped children’s room with special digital, smart products in a perfect environment.

Parents would prefer to have an eye on their babies and toddlers around the clock, in order to ensure that their young ones are fine and don’t need anything. weiterlesen…

Trade fair review: please imitate quickly – a guest commentary by K.U.L.T.OBJEKT

Kind + Jugend 2017, Stand Alondra

Kind + Jugend 2017, Stand Alondra

“Isn’t that cute!” – The usual, spontaneous impulse when looking at many products for kids doesn’t overcome only parents and expecting parents; it is a completely arbitrary human reaction. However, why does precisely this reaction have so little influence on the sale of children’s items at the point of sale? Jens Fischer, CEO K.U.L.T.OBJEKT brands and experience architecture, asks himself this question.

Kind + Jugend is now behind us, and with it an exhibition of product worlds that couldn’t be more emotional. weiterlesen…

Result of Kind + Jugend 2017: Record figures and a fantastic atmosphere

Even bigger, more international and more impressive: Kind + Jugend continues on its record-setting course It has once again impressively underlined its position as the leading trading platform international trade fair for the baby and toddlers’ outfitting sector – exhibitors and visitors were also more than satisfied.

Kind + Jugend experienced growth in all sections: 5 percent more exhibitors than in 2016 (in total 1,232), 10 percent more exhibition space (110,000 m²) and 2 percent more trade visitors than in the previous year (in total around 22,500 from 113 countries) set new records. weiterlesen…

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