Back by popular demand, Modern Kid is an exhibit in contemporary design for children. Nurseries, Kids’ rooms, playrooms and rec rooms represent key spaces in the home and a booming market for designers and product manufacturers. Modern Kid explores the best in innovative design that fosters child development, the best in materials that are organic and non-toxic; and the best in multifunctional, uniquely crafted and locally-made product.
The following exhibitors inspired IDS13 attendees with playful designs:
For more information and complete pricing please download the Modern Kid Application.
Magic Pony is a studio, gallery and retail environment that blends elements of art, design and popular culture to create a unique shopping experience. Shop their range of limited edition toys, figurines, picture books, gadgets, jewellery and art. Magic Pony is curating a special space at IDS along with a whimsical installation.
At Monte Design, everything is hand crafted and sustainably made in their Toronto location. Comfort, durability, quality, longevity, safety, clean simple lines and honest (as natural as possible) materials are all elements that go into each product. Designing with the modern aesthetics of a home in mind, the company pays close attention to the details. Monte Design products are used by both adults and children/babies, and they strive to make their products beautiful to look at, and also wonderful to touch, feel and sit on at the same time.
The Gautier line's practical European heritage, which maximizes space and anticipates transition, is perfectly in sync with the modern Canadian family. There is plenty of cleverly designed storage, trundles and extendable work and play spaces. Made in France, we are eco-friendly, have a triple ISO certification for our commitment to the environment, quality and safety, and carry a 5-year warranty.
Norwegian company Stokke challenges traditional thinking, placing a high value on social responsibility by creating products in the best interest of the child. Thoughtful ergonomics with eye-catching modern aesthetics, combined with multi-functionality go into each and every Stokke product.
No matter what stage in your life, playable furniture functions for you. Kids love to play on it. Adults enjoy its union of function and beauty. Older generations appreciate its safe edges and ergonomics. The handcrafted and incredibly unique Oni furniture functions as table, bench, rocker and stool.
Playable Studio's booth partners include:
Public workshop - publicworkshop.us/buildit
Paige Johnson of Playscapes Blog - playgrounddesigns.blogspot.com
Simon and Tom Bloor - simonandtombloor.com
Meryl Pataky - merylpataky.com
Ebb & Flow - ebbandflowltd.co.uk
THREE PEARS & TIPTOE RUGS
Founders Andrea and Erin Pearson inherited their affinity for modern design and woodworking from their father Ken, who resides in B.C. Their design is innovative, responsibly produced and educational. Toys manufactured by Three Pears Inc. are designed using criteria set out in the Province of Ontario Nipissing District Developmental Screen, a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting optimal child development. This ensures that their toys foster age-appropriate development that will stimulate one or more of a baby’s senses or abilities.
Tiptoe Rugs brings you wool felt for the floor. Simple, fresh rugs that are perfect for rest or play.
Introducing a brand new collection of children's rugs and custom rug possibilities. Made from premium wool felt. Tiptoe Rugs are naturally luxurious, extremely durable, and easy to maintain.
SIMPLY GREEN BABY
Simply Green Baby is a premiere boutique and online retailer that exclusively offers products that are healthy for our children and the planet. Their collection of products is carefully selected, and ranges from basic items that are highly functional to the stylish, innovative and educational. They offer products that are organic, eco-friendly and non-toxic. The company believes in supporting independent artisans, local manufacturers, and companies that practice fair trade and demonstrate social responsibility and environmental awareness.
LA VIE ORANGE
All of La Vie Orange’s baby products are hand-made or hand-painted, to make them distinctive. Most of their baby products are one-of-a-kind, keepsake items made exclusively for the company, to make them as unique as the babies that wear them. See their distinctive line of furniture and accessories at Modern Kid.