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Support at every stage!

It is well conceivable that it hasn’t been so easy for the jury of international industry experts to finally choose the nominees for the Kind + Jugend Innovation Award 2015. All together 130 companies from 25 countries handed in 174 innovative products. Now the nominees in eight categories are chosen and announced. On September 10th (10.00 am in hall 10.1) to the beginning of the fair trade the winners are going to be selected.

However, the Innovation Award is only one of six support projects through what the Kind + Jugend wants to support young companies and designers and also established brand manufacturers at every stage of their market participation: from prototype up to a successful brand product.

Promotion cycle of the Kind + Jugend - Support at every stage

Promotion cycle of the Kind + Jugend – Support at every stage

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Kind + Jugend 2015: record trade fair ahead!

Even more diverse, more international, more high-quality: that is going to be Kind + Jugend 2015. With 1,141 exhibitors, the trade fair achieves a new record, and with a foreign share of 84 percent it consolidates its position as the world’s most important meeting point of the industry. The broad offer presented in Cologne ranges from children’s furniture, safety seats, strollers and sanitary products to toys and textile furnishings, and includes all the relevant and pioneering brands. Especially looking at the context of rising birth rates and encouraging prospects for the sector, you definitely should not miss Kind + Jugend 2015!

Kind + Jugend 2015 breaks all records!

Kind + Jugend 2015 breaks all records!


Baby Boom: good prospects for the sector

According to the German Federal Statistical Office (“Statistisches Bundesamt”), the birth rate has risen by 4.8 percent in 2014. At the same time more and more parents are willing to invest more money in their offspring: in 2014 parents spent around 1,058 euros per child in the first three years of their life, these are 3 percent more than the same period in 2013. Particularly manufacturers of strollers and child seats can benefit from that – since 2011 the sector is pleased with uninterrupted growth. (more…)

Kids Design Award 2015: And the nominees are …

Diverse, international and just overwhelming – that’s how we name the resonance of the drafts handed in for the Kids Design Award 2015.

Kids Design Award 2015 by Kind + Jugend

Kids Design Award 2015 by Kind + Jugend

252 up-and-coming young designers from 40 countries responded to the call of the Kind + Jugend and applied for the advancement award with their prototypes. Now a jury of experts nominated ten up-and-coming young designers: Annika Marie Buchberger (Cuxhaven), Jana Cerna (Karlstejn, Tschechien), Xinyang Du (Peking, China), Daniela Gardeweg (Düsseldorf), Constanze Hosp (Halle/Saale), Claus Kørup Jensen (Kolding, Dänemark), Sabine Lachnit (Fulda), Antonia Renate Lorz (Erlangen), Andreas Mikutta (Schongau), Maren Zielke (Berlin). The award ceremony opening the trade fair takes place on Thursday September 10th in hall 10.1, booth A070. (more…)

Kind + Jugend in top form – the entire world meets in Cologne

Full aisles, a good mood and good business opportunities: The Kind + Jugend 2014 came to a successful close on Sunday and again surpassed a number of records.

Stand: Ergobaby, Halle 11.1

Over 20,000 trade visitors from 109 countries experienced at Kind + Jugend 2014 what the new record number of 1,052 exhibitors from 51 countries had to offer. Numerous content and happy faces from all around the world have shown us that Kind + Jugend 2014 was a major success. (more…)

Design for kids – now and in the future

Kids as well value inspiring and creative surroundings. Discover how this could actually look like on Kind + Jugend, taking place from September 11 through 14. We present the world of modern design from a kid’s perspective – developed by leading designers and promising talents.

creative design at Kind + Jugend 2014

One of the highlights of this year’s design focus is the future of kids design competition. International designers and design schools showcase ten prototypes and concepts for children’s furniture and toy products that inspire by their great ideas, creative design and functional material usage (hall 10.1., stand C80).

Some of the presented prototypes will be manufactured especially for the fair and be shown there for the very first time. Up to three designers will be offered support by “project godfathers” from the industry who will back them up and promote the further development of their products through to their marketability. You will be able to see the results next year: Koelnmesse honours the winners with a free of charge presentation at Kind + Jugend 2015.

An important attraction for trade visitors will be once again the Trendforum (hall 10.1., stand A70/B78), a platform where numerous issues will be discussed. Which (design) trends characterize the outfitting sector for babies and children? Which development should you keep an eye on in the mid-term? Leading experts provide, for example, insights into current market developments, children’s lifestyle trends for the upcoming season or new ideas when it comes to store design.

In cooperation with the design platform afilii, we will present children’s furniture, toy products and accessories that stand out thanks to their trend-setting design and their unique materials at the Designpark. Already a big success last year, the exhibition in hall 10.1 will once again be a source of inspiration on the subjects of living and individual lifestyle in the children’s room.

As it is only one week to go before the trade show opens its doors, make sure to secure a ticket in our Ticket Shop to not miss any trends. And now let’s start and get inspired: About which designs and trends are you really enthusiastic this year?