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:
made their first appearance at a US tradeshow (they already have US distribution lined up) and they are one to watch. Their offerings were colorful and sporty while still remaining high style. The Dream cot was my favorite. It's been around for the a few years, but now will be available in the states. Offered in seven colors, the Dream won me over with a very simple looking design. You barely see the tiny wheels that let you move it around and it also rocks side to side (and can be locked in position, of course).
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)