As these few photos show, their parents have paid every attention to detail, creating solid, functional and playful designs that can be adapted to each child and room.
The 'F Bunk Bed' has two ladders, for example, and its supporting base wall is perfect for displaying kids' artwork. "F" is not just a bed, it's a den, a reading space, a little corner to play in, and of course, the 'R Toddler Bed', fits perfectly underneath. It can be wheeled in all directions (even into mum and dad's room), for extra fun.
RaFa Kids also offer a refreshing collection of modern, original bedding, which I'm sure will appeal to kids of all ages (it's nice to see some good graphic designs for boys for once), and parents looking for something slightly different. I love the vision test design by StriKaholic, in particular.
Take your time browsing their site, they've only just launched today and I am impressed with their selection. I also know how hard they have both worked, and I wish them great success.
I love the playful simplicity of Czech design studio LLEV's furniture (and styling), especially their "Cirkus" stools.
I can easily imagine some of their small pieces in a child's room (see Links page for stockists), and would really like to see more young Eastern European designers' work being showcased in International kids' magazines and design shops.
This small Finnish family-run business has big, big plans, and if these five prototypes from its debut children's furniture and toys series presented at Salone Satelite in Milan are anything to go by, they'll definitely go far.
I love that bright orange train, and can already see it being a hit this Christmas!
I know it's not 'brand, brand' new (does it always have to be?), but Stefania Manzia'sSeasons print is just so pretty, and perfect for my youngest niece's birthday.
I've been looking for something special for a while and when I discovered this Italian illustrator's "Journey on the Orient Express" card set a few weeks ago (an ideal gift for her older, teenage sister), I knew that I was on to something good.
Of course, like me, many of you will have seen Stefania's work for the first time in Babiekins Magazine. I love her style and soft colour palette, and can definitely see her work appealing to young and old alike.