What a wonderful way to start the New Year by joining a great selection of brands at CIFF Copenhagen!
This year’s CIFF KIDS edition’s TREND AREA will be curated by Thomas Maitz, designer and creative director of Perludi. Thomas will create a special space with a selection of brands from all over the world, who meet the Clean Pure Hibernate theme of the TREND AREA and have in common the great interest in sustainability, use of organic materials and strive towards long term functionality.
‘ I am proud to present some of the most influential brands, beside very fresh ones, in a small selection of international projects. The idea was to have some actual projects from all over the world which all meet the Clean Pure Hibernate theme of CIFF KIDS.
The selected projects are modern but still traditional. I see a trend to include handcraftsmanship while shapes and forms become more and more inspired by the facilities of innovative technical developments. These projects have in common the interest in sustainability and work with organic materials. The products should be made for the joy of long term functionality. It seems we go back to the quality instead of quantity issue, step by step’
This yea’rs selection at CIFF KIDS:
Outstanding Japanese architect KENGO KUMA created a playful toy called TSUMIKI. It is based on a very simple traditional Japanese toy and will be showen first time in Europe at the CIFF KIDS TREND AREA.
The brand SIRCH from Germany is famous for its extraordinary designs and their perfect usage of bent wood. Sirch will present its latest design bicycle CHARLY.
The Austrian brand TUKLUK has designed a play element which can be combined in many different ways. They bring their reduced version for even more possibilities.
The German Company WILKHAHN has designed a classical rocker in the late 60s. Normally working in the field of office furniture, they bring to CIFF KIDS a simple product for young people called STAND UP.
IO-KIDS DESIGN is based in London and Stockholm. I love their self-assembling IO HOUSE LIGHT for its simplicity, simultaneously allowing the child to see what’s in their own room, whilst wondering about what lies in the rooms inside the house.
LAMPERT DESIGN is a German brand with a great history in doing furniture for adult and kids too. They have created a product called ROCKER which is a perfect example of a playful but clean and pure product, although designed many years ago.
WILLING & ABLE come from Belgium. I adore their most reduced approach to pureness and
functionality. They bring their STACKER, a multifunctional chair.
The very young French brand MUM & DAD FACTORY is based in Paris. They came up with a lovely handcrafted collection and will present their bend wood CHAIR and a DIY TENT.
KRETHAUS from Argentina call themselves: “the new simplicity” and that’s what this brand is about. The remarkable pieces are available in Europe since recently and will be present at the show with the MINI MAXXI TABLE and the MILK STOOL.
ONDU is a young camera maker from Slovenia. Their heart winning PINHOLE CAMERAS are all made in solid wood and can be used as educational tools to explain photography. Made for all ages.
STUDIO 17 comes from Norway. In the field of playhouses for kids they have created one of the most playful and most pure ones. Their X-HUS has already become a classical piece of kids furniture.
PERLUDI came up with new organic materials for kids furniture. The simple shapes made out of a combination of solid wood and a woolen textile is still unique. Perludi brings a project called RAFAEL and PAULI.
If you are in town do come and say hello!