Brooklyn Designs was a bit smaller this year overall, but it was bigger for two exhibitors: Argington and Casa Kids by Roberto Gil. These two had big spaces which were outside the hall and facing the street, making it easy to see their new stuff. While we don't generally feature folks we've featured before (we look for new stuff), these two had some really nice new designs for design minded parents....
>> Argington - Jenny Argie and Andrew Thornton showed off these brand new baby and kid's beds in pure bamboo, and auctioned them off for charity. The bamboo finish was beautiful and very expensive, but they're introducing these two new pieces in a more affordable version shortly. We particularly liked the multi-functioning kid's bed with desk space built in.
>> CASAKiDS - Roberto Gil's designs have evolved over the past few years in a really nice way. From being a bit of a Netto clone, he's now got a lovely modernist feeling and simplicity in his furniture that reminds us of Jean Prouve. The bunk bed is a good example with its decorative holes that lighten the overall piece and the desk that make it perfect for a growing kid.
Both these designs and Argington are good for smaller spaces, where you need to get a lot out of a little.
Ola! Crib with Treasure Chair - The Crib expands into a toddler bed