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:
Tucked away on the fringe of the show was newcomer Sprout
and I hope buyers made their way to the booth because I wanted to stow all of it in my suitcase and bring it home. And I nearly could have since it packs flat and assembles without any tools (designed for kids to put together themselves, in fact). I picked the 6-cubby organizer to include here because the size is perfect for a child's room and I loved the idea of using recycled cardboard containers within it (which kids can customize themselves).
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)