About

 

KINDER, a bi-monthly 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: 

  • Materiality
  • Historic Icons of Child Design
  • Collections
  • Pedagogy
  • Inspiration
 

CONTRIBUTORS

  LORA APPLETON   EDITOR IN CHIEF

LORA APPLETON
EDITOR IN CHIEF

  SHEA KEATS   MANAGING EDITOR

SHEA KEATS
MANAGING EDITOR

 
  FRANCES VIGNA   SENIOR EDITOR / FEATURES WRITER

FRANCES VIGNA
SENIOR EDITOR / FEATURES WRITER

 
  LILY KANE   FEATURES WRITER

LILY KANE

FEATURES WRITER

  ZACHARY VIGNA   SENIOR EDITOR / FEATURES WRITER

ZACHARY VIGNA
SENIOR EDITOR / FEATURES WRITER

 
  ELIOT GREENE   FEATURES WRITER

ELIOT GREENE

FEATURES WRITER

 
  TAYLOR SCOTT ROSS   FEATURES WRITER

TAYLOR SCOTT ROSS

FEATURES WRITER

 
  LILA ALLEN   FEATURES WRITER

LILA ALLEN

FEATURES WRITER

  MEG CZAJA   FEATURE WRITER

MEG CZAJA

FEATURE WRITER

 
  ANDRIANA KERTZER   FEATURES WRITER

ANDRIANA KERTZER

FEATURES WRITER

 
  PETE OYLER   FEATURES WRITER

PETE OYLER
FEATURES WRITER

  WAVA CARPENTER   FEATURES WRITER

WAVA CARPENTER
FEATURES WRITER

 
  JON EARLE   FEATURES WRITER

JON EARLE
FEATURES WRITER

  RAY HU   FEATURES WRITER

RAY HU
FEATURES WRITER

 
  KIMBERLIE BIRKS   FEATURES WRITER

KIMBERLIE BIRKS
FEATURES WRITER

  GOKCE GUVENC   ASSISTANT WEB DESIGNER

GOKCE GUVENC
ASSISTANT WEB DESIGNER

 
  ELIZABETH YAFFE   GRAPHIC / WEB DESIGNER

ELIZABETH YAFFE

GRAPHIC / WEB DESIGNER