With the chaotic lineup of professional design events that take place throughout the year, student shows are always such a refreshing reminder of the raw talent and ingenuity that future designers bring to the table. The 2009 Pratt Student Show in New York was no exception, and several clever kids designs caught our attention. From a smart children’s chair made out of a slide to a colorful stacking chick with hidden surprise, check out our favorite gems from the show.

+ Knit Nesting Blocks by Elizabeth Pavese

+ ‘Stack-Chick’ Nesting Toy

+ Stacking Musical Rhythm Band

+ Playground Slide Chair by Evan Dublin