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:
I'm guessing the new Vetro rocker by Nurseryworks
will have its fans and detractors. Too glam? Too 70's? I don't think this green showed off the chair as well as it could (I saw product images of it in white which I thought hit the mark better), but it was actually quite comfortable and the clear acrylic doesn't add too much is visual weight in a very small room. I'll be interested to see how the price compares to the Vetro crib
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)