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Brilliant start of Kind + Jugend 2017 – with the ceremonious conferring of the Innovation Awards and the KIDS DESIGN AWARD

Winners of the Innovation Award

Winners of the Innovation Award

“And the winner is…” – Can a trade fair get off to a better start than with the conferring of honours for innovative products and creative design concepts? This is part of the good tradition of Kind + Jugend. With the now 13th ceremonious conferring of the Innovation Awards and the KIDS DESIGN AWARD, the first day of the trade fair this year once again brought a real highlight. And the alleged “unlucky number” didn’t please only the happy winners. The many visitors were also enthusiastic.
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Kind + Jugend is asking… an interview with Annika Marie Buchberger, winner of the Kids Design Award 2015

Annika Marie Buchberger developed the children’s furniture series “Ausgewachsen” (grown out) in the context of her final project for her course of studies. With this idea, the young designer from Cuxhaven was able to prevail against around 250 other creative designs and has now produced “Ausgewachsen” in series within the framework of a product sponsorship with the children’s furniture manufacturer Jörg de Breuyn. In an interview with Kind + Jugend, she tells what has happened since then.

Annika Marie Buchberger, winner of Kids Design Award 2015

Annika Marie Buchberger, winner of Kids Design Award 2015

In 2015 you won the Kids Design Award with your furniture series “Ausgewachsen”. What was special about these products? What distinguishes them?

What is special about “Ausgewachsen” is its ability to transform. (more…)

In search of young designers: the Kids Design Award is starting the fourth round

The starting shot for the fourth edition of the Kids Design Award 2017 has been fired: Effective immediately, young designers from around the world can apply for the coveted honour. Applications will be accepted until 29 May 2017. The best designs will be presented to an international public at Kind + Jugend 2017 (14-17 September 2017).

Kids Design Award 2017

Kids Design Award 2017

With the Kids Design Award, Kind + Jugend and Association of German Industrial Designers (VDID) promote young designers and future-oriented ideas, as well as product concepts that are not yet commercially available.

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Consumer Award 2016: consumers honour their favourites

Kind + Jugend has been presenting the Consumer Award since 2014. In addition to the Kids Design Award for the best young designer and the Innovation Award, which distinguishes brand new product innovations, already established favourite products of consumers from around the world are honoured with it.

Kind + Jugend 2016, Consumer Award

Kind + Jugend 2016, Consumer Award

In advance of this year’s Kind + Jugend, the world’s leading public magazines called on their readers to choose the best products on the market from their point of view. In the context of online voting, consumers were able to directly evaluate these products in six categories. As usual, Kind + Jugend presented the best products from the voting in the Consumer Award area; perfectly set up for an international comparison. (more…)

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…)

Functional diversity in furniture design

Kind + Jugend 2015 led the way: Durability and multifunctionality are still at the top of the list when it comes down to furnishing the children’s bedroom. This is demonstrated among others by “Grown up” – the furniture series that grows together with the child created by the designer from Cuxhaven, Annika Marie Buchberger, which was distinguished with the sponsorship award, the Kids Design Award.

Kind + Jugend 2015, stand: Design Parc, Perludi

Kind + Jugend 2015, stand: Design Parc, Perludi

Design: Simple shapes and contrasting tones

Thanks to a manifold selection of structured foils and décor as well as different facets and styles, taste is coming into its own in 2016. The modern and simple shapes create an air of timeless elegance in both the children’s and youth’s section. In this way, the furniture can be used for a long time and combined with each other. (more…)

Exclusive – The Kids Design Award in the Matchmaking365-Community of Kind + Jugend 2015

The Kids Design Award again was an important event at this year’s Kind + Jugend.

Very exclusively, we will present the submitted ideas for the Kids Design Award 2015 under its own category in the Matchmaking365-Community, starting from November 2, 2015.

Kind + Jugend 2015, stand: Crane

Kind + Jugend 2015, stand: Crane

During the next months, members can review and comment on over 200 concepts and ideas from all over the world, and can contact the designers directly. (more…)

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…)