KINDER, a quarterly journal exploring child design of the past, present, and future, is the first periodical devoted entirely to this rapidly growing design niche. KINDER weaves connections between historic child designs, current prototypes, influential design studios and artists, and the often overlooked history of how industrialization and modernity made a definitive and lasting impact on design for children.
KINDER seeks to share ideas and engender dialogue, first by examining the work and influence of iconic child designers of the twentieth century and then by engaging in conversation with contemporary designers, curators, and educators. KINDER draws inspiration from a wide variety of sources, including the skilled craftsmanship of furniture designers, design history and academia, pedagogy, urban landscapes, photography, artisans, inspired family homes, and, more often than not, an inexplicable combination of culture, experience, and imagination.
KINDER strives to embrace the subtle details often overlooked in traditional art and design publications. Through various contributing editors and design experts, KINDER explores a wide, yet nuanced, range of topics in the fields of design, applied arts, product and furniture design, culture, environmental play, and family, featuring academic editorial with an international perspective.
In each issue, KINDER covers the following aspects of child design:
- Historic Icons of Child Design