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kidsroomZOOM! #4: Design for kids exhibition for Milan Design Week 2014

kidsroomZOOM! #4: Design for kids exhibition for Milan Design Week 2014

ZOOM! : Design for Kids
kidsroomzoom.com
8 – 13 April, Fuori Salone 2014
via Giuseppe Revere 6
MM2 Cadorna
Everyday from 11am to 7pm

kidsroomZOOM! is an exhibition dedicated to design and art for children. It is the only event of its kind and the most important one in its field during Milan’s Design Week. 

ZOOM! provides a snapshot of contemporary design for children focusing on a select young, emerging creative design and art scene. The exhibition is staged in a 250sqm elegant apartment on the third floor of a residential building, located in an exclusive area in the heart of Milan. The exhibition area represents a living space, whose individual rooms are furnished as children’s rooms. Focusing on interpreting the living environment of children, the event also features objects that surround children in their daily life. To a child, the bedroom is what the whole house represents for an adult: a safe heaven, a cosy place that protects its inhabitants from the outside world. A well de- signed children’s bedroom must take into consideration elements of the child’s development process. Furniture and other objects contribute to build the material world around a child and are also significant conveyors of meaning. 

The Wilderness Collection, a collaboration between Kalon Studios and Nico Nico, will be debuted in Europe at the exhibition. 



Coming Soon: The Wilderness Collection

Coming Soon: The Wilderness Collection

The Wilderness Collection is a collaboration between Kalon Studios and Nico Nico. These beautiful, practical tools are inspired by traditional expedition tackle and the rugged intellectuals of America’s early naturalist movement. Made from the classic, natural materials of wood, leather and canvas. Both pieces are designed to open up a child’s fantasy world and to set no boundaries on creativity.

The Field Tent is designed to be lightweight and sturdy enough for boisterous play. With leather detailing and a window that can be closed or tied open, the tent is sized to be roomy enough for play and sleep. The tent is available in three canvas options: Railroad (striped), Denim and Natural.

Deceptively simple, the unique construction of the Backcountry Stool allows it to easily open and collapse so that children can pick it up and carry it with them. 

The Wilderness Collection will be available for order this spring.

Kalon Studios and Nico Nico are both known for their commitment to sustainable design. Both studios rely on the talents of local craftspeople to responsibly manufacture and create better things.



Say goodbye to Pink.

Say goodbye to Pink.

Summer is over and so is our limited edition pink collection.

Kalon’s limited edition pink color for the Caravan collection will be available through October 11th or while supplies last.

Get your pink pieces now at KalonStudios.com.



Say Hello to Solid Wood Dressers.

Say Hello to Solid Wood Dressers.

Inspired by the spirit of the past, yet reinterpreted for the contemporary customer, the new solid wood dressers from Kalon are a nod towards the longstanding American tradition of craft furniture. Making use of simple woodworking techniques like the traditional wood-on-wood drawer slide and full lock miter case joinery, these heirloom quality pieces are built to last. 

Drawer boxes are made of solid wood with a backstop for full extension. Each drawer can be easily removed. Drawer pulls and slides are integrated. The full wood case lets you stand this piece anywhere in any room. 

We’ve remade all our dressers using solid wood and these techniques. So whether you choose painted or oiled, you’ll get solid wood. 100%.



KidsRoomZOOM! Flies to Kind + Jugend 2013

KidsRoomZOOM! Flies to Kind + Jugend 2013

Kind + Jugend 2013: For the first time in Germany, special design show ‘kidsroomZOOM!’ showcases extraordinary objects for the children’s room. 
 
19-22 September 2013
Kölnmesse – Hall 10.1 – Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne, Germany
 
About ‘kidsroomZOOM!’:
kidsroomZOOM! presents work by international designers who have placed themselves entirely in the shoes of the little people for whom they are designing. These objects have been carefully selected based on their ability to withstand the demands of a child’s everyday life, shaped as it is by the urge to move about and explore. After appearances including Vienna Design Week and Milano Fuorisalone,‘kidsroomZOOM!’ presents these select design objects in Germany for the first time. 
 
‘kidsroomZOOM!’ is curated by unduetrestella (Milan, www.unduetrestellababy.com), a special project of design and contemporary art for children directed by Paola Noé. A total of some 40 designers from all over Europe are participants in this special show.
 
About Kind + Jugend:
For more than 50 years, Kind +Jugend has presented the latest international children’s products and innovations. In 2012, some 950 exhibitors from more than 40 countries attended.


Meet the Echo Collection in Oiled Wood

Meet the Echo Collection in Oiled Wood

The Echo Crib and Echo Dresser are now available in both oiled and painted finish.

Balancing bold and delicate, each piece stands out while blending seamlessly into its environment. Surfaces are gently sculpted from 100% solid maple.

Designed to be as socially and environmentally responsible as it is beautiful, each piece is built to last for generations of use.

The collection is made in New England by traditional craftsmen from 100% sustainably harvested, domestic materials. Pieces for Europe are made in Europe from fully sustainable European materials. The wood is finished with a non-toxic wood oil or a GreenGuard certified water-based paint developed to be safe for humans and the environment.

Available online at KalonStudios.com and select retail partners.



Kalon new work at kidsroomZOOM! for Pitti Bimbo

Kalon new work at kidsroomZOOM! for Pitti Bimbo

kidsroomZOOM!
art, food, design for children
Florence, Fortezza da Basso June 27 – 29 2013

kidsroomZOOM! offers a full spectrum of creative inspiration – from design to contemporary art, from fashion to books, from cookery to learning labs – providing you with the ideal opportunity to find everything you need to create a magical paradise for children. The effective planning of such a spa- ce requires a clear understanding of the key developmental stages in childhood. kidsroomZOOM! will exhibit designs and projects that offer innovative solutions and use materials that have been specifically chosen to stimulate childʼs creativity and independence, helping them through these fun- damental years while they play, learn and grow.



Introducing Ultra-Bright Pink for this summer Only

Introducing Ultra-Bright Pink for this summer Only

The Caravan Collection is available in near-neon pink for this summer only. Available for all of the pieces in the collection: Caravan Dresser, Caravan Crib & Caravan Divan

The Caravan Collection plays with classic form, the organic qualities of natural materials and contemporary, ultra-bold colors.

Each piece is made in New England by traditional craftsmen from 100% sustainably harvested, domestic materials. Pieces for Europe are made in Europe from fully sustainable European materials. The wood is finished with a non-toxic wood oil and GreenGuard certified water-based paint developed to be safe for humans and the environment.

Available online at KalonStudios.com and select retail partners.



Isometric Collection American Hardwoods: A study in creating complex furniture out of flat sheets of material.

Isometric Collection American Hardwoods: A study in creating complex furniture out of flat sheets of material.

Kalon Studios’ experiment with creating complex furniture out of flat sheets of material produced the Isometric Collection. Elegant and comfortable, the delicate forms found throughout the series contradict the strength and durability of the pieces.

The collection contains the Isometric Table, the Isometric Chair and the Isometric Bench. Each piece works as a stand alone piece or as part of a dining set.

American made with purity, craft and timeless appeal in mind. Each piece is made by a small team of highly skilled traditional craftspeople in New England.

Available in multiple sizes and made from sustinably harvested Black Walnut, Bamboo, White Oak & Ash. The pieces are finished with non-toxic wood oil.



Kalon Studios exhibition for Pitti Bimbo

Kalon Studios exhibition for Pitti Bimbo

kidsroomZOOM!
art, food, design for children
Florence, Fortezza da Basso January, 17 – 19 2013

kidsroomZOOM! offers a full spectrum of creative inspiration – from design to contemporary art, from fashion to books, from cookery to learning labs – providing you with the ideal opportunity to find everything you need to create a magical paradise for children. The effective planning of such a spa- ce requires a clear understanding of the key developmental stages in childhood. kidsroomZOOM! will exhibit designs and projects that offer innovative solutions and use materials that have been specifically chosen to stimulate childʼs creativity and independence, helping them through these fun- damental years while they play, learn and grow.