Among floors and floors of showrooms and design exhibits at Las Vegas's World Design Market, we scouted the best in kids' furniture on view at Las Vegas Market's Vegas Kids showcase.
Among all of the pieces on display in both permanent showrooms and in the temporary spaces, the goods in the Vegas Kids presented quite a lot of reader-relevant material, as we regularly receive requests for kids furniture.
The World Market Center in Las Vegas houses a whole heck of a lot of design. Currently three buildings, the plan is to eventually create more than 12 million square feet of show space spread across eight structures. Deciding where to start before stumbling upon Vegas Kids was more than a little overwhelming.
Shown here is a new, yet-to-be released chair by In and Outdoor, an Ark Group company. The Grown Chair resembles Stokke's Tripp Trapp chair quite closely, save for slightly different design details and material choices. The manufacturers of each, however, are good friends and aware of each other's products, a representative of the Ark Group said.
Also from the Ark Group is Popsicle Furniture. Made in Denmark out of solid Nordic pine, the modular collection features playful touches like the slide on this raised twin bed.
Shown here is Popsicle Furniture's HighSleeper, configured with two twin beds and a spacer along with its Cave topper.
Another simple, streamlined bed system (also available with modular add-ons) was the Whistler Collection from Canwood Furniture.
The Capt'n Sharky line of furniture from the Ark Group is based on the lead character of popular European series by author Jutta Langreuter. While we're not loving the pirate-themed textiles that go along with the furniture, the driftwood aesthetic is arrrr-right with us. Our favorite piece: the stool that, depending on its orientation, is a high seat, low seat, or table.
For parents keen on keeping chemicals away from their newborns, Nook Sleep Systems offers the Pebble Organic mattress, which is made with eucalyptus, organic cotton, organic wool, and natural latex, among a few other components. The water-resistant, washable cover's raised pattern endowed the name and was designed to increase airflow through the mattress. The Pebble Organic isn't inexpensive, however, so as an alternative to the $550 mattress, the company recently released the $295 Pebble Lite, which boasts many of the same organic materials as the Pebble Organic but contains a non-toxic foam core instead of an organic, natural latex middle.
Debuting at the show were Karup's Nido and the slightly larger Nest chairs. These semi-circular futons lay flat on the floor, offering a space on which to sprawl, or fold into a ground-level chair.