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Kind + Jugend prepares ideas for the market – 3rd round of Kids Design Award for young designers

Kind + Jugend has once again proven that it is one of the most important meeting points of the industry as the leading international trade fair for baby and toddler outfitting with the product show in 2015. One of its unique selling points is the special promotion of young designers and promising concepts. In keeping with this, the Kids Design Award is now entering the third round.

Kids Design Award 2016

Kids Design Award 2016 of Kind + Jugend – apply now!

Wanted: the best young designer of 2016

When exceptional concepts and designs for children’s outfitting and furniture that are inventive and future-oriented in their function and design are sought effective immediately, that can only mean one thing: Kind + Jugend is looking for the young designer of 2016! (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…)

Successful market launch thanks to the “Kids Design Award” – Episode 5: From draft to market-driven design

A modular furniture system for kids and adults; high-class, modern and child-proof – for this, Bremen-based designer Jannis Ellenberger was honoured with the Kids Design Award 2014. The children’s furniture manufacturer Jörg de Breuyn, headquartered in Cologne, supports the design concept as a sponsor and helps it bloom into marketability. Which challenges do you have to overcome in such a process? Learn about them in our interview with both the designer and the manufacturer.

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The prototypes for Jannis Ellenberger’s modular furniture system are being put to the test

Sometimes, the first draft of a piece of furniture and the actual finished piece are worlds apart. Mr. de Breuyn, how marketable were Jannis Ellenberger’s first designs from your point of view?

Jörg de Breuyn: Jannis Ellenberger is an experienced designer whose drafts were already really advanced – there were even first prototypes. When I discovered them last year at Kind + Jugend, I realised that a system like this is sorely needed. Integrated living is a trend, and the living areas for children and adults are increasingly merging. That’s also why the aesthetic aspect of children’s furniture is being much more focussed on now. In addition, I also see possibilities in non-residential buildings, for example when it comes to outfitting waiting rooms in a doctor’s surgery or lounge areas in hotels. (more…)

Successful market launch thanks to the Kids Design Award – Episode 4: Round table: Which children’s furniture does the market need?

Kind + Jugend supports innovative children’s furniture concepts and brings designers and manufacturers together. But how much importance is attached to design in the kids’ room anyway? Where is the trend headed? What does the market expect? These questions are discussed by Bremen-based designer Jannis Ellenberger whose modular concept was awarded with the Kids Design Award 2014, the children’s furniture manufacturer Jörg de Breuyn from Cologne, and Thomas Postert, project manager Kind + Jugend at Koelnmesse.

Kind + Jugend 2014

Kind + Jugend 2014

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Successful market launch thanks to the Kids Design Award – Episode 3: The coming of age of a furniture system

For his modular children’s furniture system, Bremen-based designer Jannis Ellenberger was awarded with the Kids Design Award 2014 at Kind + Jugend. To help it bloom into marketability, the children’s furniture manufacturer Jörg de Breuyn from Cologne supports the concept as a sponsor. You already met both of them in episode 2 of our blog series – now you can follow the coming of age of the modular system from first draft to finished piece.

First drafts

First drafts of the modular furniture system

First drafts of the modular furniture system

Multi-functional furniture for children and adults that is made for playing and romping and at the same time mesmerizes by its clear, purist design – that’s the innovative design concept Jannis Ellenberger’s modular furniture system is based on. His first drafts show the layout with colours, shapes and styles. (more…)

We present: manufacturer Jörg de Breuyn and designer Jannis Ellenberger

Second part of our blog series “Successful market launch thanks to the “Kids Design Award”

Jannis Ellenberger and Jörg de Breuyn

At Kind + Jugend 2014, Jannis Ellenberger was awarded with the Kids Design Award for his modular furniture system, developed for children and adults. In this edition of our series, you will get to know the designer and his concept as well the children’s furniture manufacturer Jörg de Breuyn who produces and markets the system. (more…)

New blog series: Successful market launch thanks to the “Kids Design Award”

With the “Kids Design Award”, Kind +Jugend supports innovative children’s furniture concepts and brings designers and producers together – for example Jannis Ellenberger, award winner in 2014, and the manufacturer de Breuyn.

Modular Ellenbergerdesign

Modular Ellenbergerdesign

The winning concept is a modular system, composed of a sideboard with furniture for sitting and working; white shelves and cupboards with slender oak feet – purist, light and modern. Cupboard doors and seat upholstery with colourful felt surfaces set a homelike accent and create an atmosphere of comfort. But the show-stopper is the fact that the children’s desk can be integrated seamlessly, making the ensemble a multi-functional furniture programme that can be used flexibly and in various contexts: in the children’s, living, or guest room and in the home office, but also in waiting rooms, libraries or design hotels.

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