Publication Date: 10/10/2018 ISBN: 9780714875194 Category:

Design for Children

Kimberlie Birks, Lora Appleton

Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publication Date: 10/10/2018 ISBN: 9780714875194 Category:
Hardback

£39.95

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Description

A comprehensive, genre-defining survey of children’s product and furniture design from Bauhaus to today

Design for Children, a must-have book for all style-conscious and design-savvy readers, documents the evolution of design for babies, toddlers, and beyond. The book spotlights more than 450 beautiful, creative, stylish, and clever examples of designs created exclusively for kids – from toys, furniture, and tableware, to textiles, lights, and vehicles.

Contemporary superstars and twentieth-century masters, including Philippe Starck, Nendo, Marc Newson, Piero Lissoni, Kengo Kuma, and Marcel Wanders, are showcased.

Publisher Review

"For older, design-savvy and style-conscious kids or those interested in product, lighting and furniture design."-City Kids "At a time when the market for well-made, innovative objects for children is undergoing a transformative, and global explosion, Design for Children documents the evolution of craftsmanship, exceptional production and modern aesthetics throughout this increasingly important field of design."-AbsolutelyMama.co.uk "Catalogues 450 of the most enduring designs created exclusively for children."-Western Living Magazine "Elegant, radical, fun: Children's toys that even adults will cherish."-CNN Style "Design for Children outlines the history of children's design through seven categories: Play, Ride, Learn, Eat, Create, Sit, and Sleep. By spotlighting more than 450 designs created exclusively for children (toys, furniture, tableware, textiles, lights, vehicles, and more) this book thoroughly explores the benefit of thoughtful child-centric design."-Metropolis Online "A 536-page history lesson on child-oriented design... Preserve[s] the timeless designs of yesteryear and promote[s] the quality ones that still exist today."-Cool Hunting "Gorgeous."-Fortune "[A] vibrant compendium."-Financial Times "Oodles of creations... Should excite design-conscious parents."-Totally Dublin (Ireland) "This book is a perfect reminder of the joy of the season, featuring more than 450 of the most creative and clever designs for kids. With toys dating back nearly a century, the book is bound to bring back childhood memories."-Azure Magazine Online "Everything wonderful designed for kids over the past 100 years, in a book one can't help but wish were a catalog."-Curbed "A delightful encyclopedia of childhood toys and objects that shaped us. Props for including non-Western toys."-Quartz

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