Thousands of industry folks just wrapped up the annual ABC Kids Show - the largest tradeshow in the country for kids' gear, furniture, decor, toys and more. Companies unveil their latest products, buyers decide what they want to stock and members of the media, like me, fill you in on what's coming down the design pike. I sat on chairs, laid on beds and kicked the wheels on cribs. Here are ten of my favorite furniture finds:
There was quite the hubbub over Australian company Ubabub's
US debut. They brought three cribs and were looking for US stockists (and I'm sure they found many). The Pod's rounded shape is intended to feel cocoon-like and the transparent sides give parents a quick, clear view inside. The natural beauty of the wood, in my opinion, prevented the Pod from feeling too futuristic and cold.
Click through above to read a little about each piece and why I thought it was notable. Unlike some tradeshows where products won't be in stores for months and months, most of these above are available right now or will be within the next month or two.
(Images: Carrie McBride)