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:
The most innovative crib entries this year had to be from newcomer Gro Furniture
. Show above is the bam b 5 in1 companion crib in bamboo and birch. It's a looker for sure, but also notable because it assembles in 2 minutes
without tools for matrimonial as well as aesthetic harmony.
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)