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 were some grumbles from vendors and buyers about the tradeshow's relocation to Louisville this year, but one company that wasn't
complaining was Louisville-based Sodura
. Begun less than a year ago, I was really impressed with their first collection, Aero. I particularly liked their functional, but beautiful bookcases. Shown above is the small size which is perfect for petite urban rooms.
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)