Kidsmodern is an online portal which is devoted to the fascinating world of design for kids. At Kidsmodern you can make new discoveries and buy products online. The products are accompanied by the portraits of young artists and designers, combined with stories surrounding the design classics of the twentieth century.
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Vitra for Kids - an attractive small collection of children's furniture featuring new designs

Uten.Silo by Dorothee Becker 1969

Uten.Silo by Dorothee Becker 1969

The fact that children are a demanding customer group in their own particular way has challenged many designers to create furniture and objects specially for them. With the 'Elephant' by Charles & Ray Eames, the 'Porcupine Desk' by Hella Jongerius and 'Panton Junior' by Verner Panton the Vitra children's collection has now also grown in size, offering a colourful and cheerful range of colours. 
Algue by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec 2004

Algue by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec 2004

Charles and Ray Eames are pioneers at Vitra in the field of children's furniture. Their creations show that child-centred design is not simply reflected in fairy-tale or comic motifs, but that here, too, the main focus can and should be on function. 
Children's Chair and Stool by Charles and Ray Eames 1945

Children's Chair and Stool by Charles and Ray Eames 1945

For some time now Vitra has been producing the 'Children's Chair', together with the 'Stool' and the 'Hang it all' coat rack by Charles and Ray Eames. The 'Plywood Elephant' – designed in 1945 – was added on the occasion of an anniversary edition and is now produced in a plastic version, the 'Eames Elephant'. 
Zoo Timers by George Nelson 1965

Zoo Timers by George Nelson 1965

George Nelson's 'Zoo Timers' can be classified both in the accessory and children's furniture section, just like Alexander Girard's 'Wooden Dolls', which also remove the distinctions between big and small in a similar way. 
Werner Panton, too, made a contribution to the growing Vitra children's collection with the legendary 'Panton Chair'. Available since 2006, the 'Panton Junior' is not just the latest but also the smallest of the cantilever chair family. It has been accompanied since 2007 by the 'Porcupine Desk', a kids' desk created by Hella Jongerius. 
NOÉMIE SCHWALLER


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