When considering works by the likes of Alvar Aalto and the Eamses, world-class architecture is generally what first comes to mind. But lots of modernism's greats designed for kids, too. Maybe it's because all of the really great ones never lost their child-like sense of wonder...

Here are five designs of toys, tools, books, and furniture that some of our favorite architects have created just for children:

  1. Gerrit Reitveld's child-scaled wheelbarrow
  2. Charles and Ray Eames' House of Cards
  3. R. Buckminster Fuller's Vector Flexor Fold-a-Form
  4. John Hedjuk's illustrations of Aesop's Fables
  5. Alvar Aalto's Children's Chair N65