Jessica Arosenius, block.210, coffee table, living room, wood block, play, children, child culture design, milan design week

Designed by Jessica Arosenius for both adults and children to use together, the Block.210 is a cool coffee-table with a surface packed full of building blocks.

tell me, Johanna Larsson, table, storytelling, HDK, child culture design, milan design week

Johanna Larsson‘s cool table features transparent color plates that can be arranged and rearranged to create different tabletop scenes that push imaginative thinking.

cabinet, hide and show, drawing, children, play, chengsi, hdk, child culture design, milan design week

At first look of Hide||show appears to be nothing special, but just put a kid in front of one of these and you’ll realize that there  is definitely something more to this cabinet. The cabinet features two pairs of handles — one ordinary set for adults and a pint-sized set of hole-like handles for children. The variation indicates different accesses to function, and give children the feeling of exclusivity in their own world.

living room, floor lamp, drawing, children, parents, play, child culture design, milan design week

Lin yu nung‘s Inside Out Lamp is a piece of furniture built to integrate the more refined world of adults with the playfulness of a child’s. The design encourages children to scribble their artwork on the lampshade to make it beautiful and unique.

behind the curtain, Amanda Erixån, hide and seek, children, play, hdk, child culture design, milan design week

Inspired by the game of “hide and seek”, Behind the Curtain blocks out part of a white curtain with color to create a secret space for a child to be alone in his/her world.

playble, Helga Björg Jónasardóttir, living room, slide, table, play, children, Sweden, Child Culture Design, hdk, Milan Design Week 2012, ventura lambrate

The idea behind Playble came from Helga Bjorg‘s childhood memory of playing with her family’s coffee table. Here she turns the table into a playful slide.

playble, Helga Björg Jónasardóttir, living room, slide, table, play, children, Sweden, Child Culture Design, hdk, Milan Design Week 2012, ventura lambrate

There is even a blackboard hidden beneath the table where children can share their secrets!

Alternative playground, Griet Boucique, alternative children's playground, indoor playground, eco friendly playground, design for kids, play in progress

Griet Boucique has designed an ‘Alternative Playground’ – a landscape of soft seats –  that questions what is a ‘good’ play environment for a child? The design considers material usage, its impact on the environment, and how different textiles can the way a child engages in play.

Cloud Lamp, Gustaf Nygren, eco friendly lamp, lamps for kids, lamp design for kids, eco pendant lamps, mobile lamp

Designed by Gustaf Nygren, Cloud is an art concept created for public places such as entrance halls and waiting rooms. By moving the rain-like string, both the light and sound begins to shift.

order in chaos, Denis Drouet, tables for kids, kid furniture, furniture for children, eco friendly table, interactive designs, designs for kids

Designed by Denis Drouet, ORDER in CHAOS is a table that encourages play between children and adults. A jumble of colorful ropes under the table provides a hiding place and encourages kids to turn single strands of rope into different designs.

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