Design for Children: Play, Ride, Learn, Eat, Create, Sit, Sleep



A comprehensive, genre-defining survey of children's product and furniture design from Bauhaus to today

Design for Children, a must-have book for all style-conscious and design-savvy readers, documents the evolution of design for babies, toddlers, and beyond. The book spotlights more than 450 beautiful, creative, stylish, and clever examples of designs created exclusively for kids - from toys, furniture, and tableware, to textiles, lights, and vehicles.

Contemporary superstars and twentieth-century masters, including Philippe Starck, Nendo, Marc Newson, Piero Lissoni, Kengo Kuma, and Marcel Wanders, are showcased.


Kimberlie Birks is a New York-based design writer and editor. Born in Montreal, she studied art history at Brown University and design criticism at the School of Visual Arts, where she wrote a graduate thesis on playground design. Her writing has featured in Dwell, Domus, Metropolis, and Azure.

Format: Hardback
Size: 245 x 210 mm (9 5/8 x 8 1/4 in)
Pages: 536 pp
Illustrations: 650 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714875194


Product details: Hardcover: 536 pages | Publisher: Phaidon Press | Language: English | ISBN-10: 0714875198 | ISBN-13: 978-0714875194 | Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.6 x 10 in | Weight: 4.6 lbs