It's never too early to start building your designer dream house. So break the piggy bank and head for the nursery with our selection of the best in design for kids.

There was a child went forth every day,
And the first object he looked upon,
that object he became,
And that object became part of him for the day or a certain part of the day
Or for many years or stretching cycles of years.
– Walt Whitman


In the Fifties, as interest in modern design began to soar, many of the best designers started scaling down – proportionally, that is. Creating furniture and toys for kids fascinated innovators like Charles & Ray Eames, as interest in child development shaped into a true social discipline. Now, more than a half century later, the nascent trend is in full bloom: 21st century dollhouses are revamped with ergonomic seating and calming open spaces (see Villa Sibis by Wolfgang Sirch below); contemporary design retailers are opening up kiddie-corners; and the best names in the industry are competing for the attention of adults and kids alike. While no small order, we've scoured the market from the ground up to bring you this selection of some of the best in today's children's design.



Argington

Argington Artemis Rocker
Buy it online: www.designpublic.com


Charles & Ray Eames:

Children's Chair, Charles & Ray Eames, 1945 (Vitra Re-Issue)
Buy It Online: www.twentytwentyone.com


Children's Stool, Charles & Ray Eames, 1945 (Vitra Re-Issue)
www.vitra.com


Eero Aarnio:

Puppy, Eero Aarnio, 2005 (Magis)
Buy It Online: www.dwr.com


Frank Gehry

Miniature Wiggle Chairs, Frank O. Gehry, 1972/2005 (Vitra)
Buy It Online: www.mossonline.com


Miniature Gehry Little Beaver Chair 1986/2005 - Frank O. Gehry
Buy It Online: www.hivemodern.com



George Nelson:

Zootimer Clock Series, Georges Nelson, 1965 (VITRA Re-Issue)
Omar The Owl,
Buy It Online www.modernseed.com


Fernando The Fish
Buy It Online: www.modernseed.com


Talullah The Tucan
Buy It Online: www.modernseed.com



Jasper Morrison

Cork Family, Jasper Morrison, 2004 (Vitra)
Buy It Online : www.hivemodern.com



Noguchi

Low Rocking Stool, Isamu Noguchi, 1954 (Vitra re-issue)
Buy It Online: www.noguchi.org.com


Ronan Bourellec:

Box, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2004 (Vitra)
Buy It Online: www.hiddenmodern.com


Scandinavian Child

Svan Chair by Scandinavian Child
Buy It Online: www.amazon.com


Svan Roller by Scandinavian Child
Buy It Online: www.babyandmeboutique.com


Sirch

Max Push Car by Sirch
Buy It Online: www.nova68.com



Troll Doll Stroller by Sirch
Buy It Online: www.nova68.com


Olga Rocker by Sirch
Buy It Online: www.nova68.com


Villa Sibi Modernist Doll House by Sirch
Buy It Online: www.nova68.com


Flix Janosch by Sirch
Buy It Online: www.bambino.de

Formhoizrodel Sled by Sirch
See More On: www.sirch.de

Schiebelehne Sled by Sirch
See More On: www.sirch.de


Sori Yanagi

Elephant Stool, Sori Yanagi, 1954 (VITRA re-issue)
Buy It Online : www.nova68.com


Willy Guhl

Mobelspiel/Furniture Game, Willy Guhl, 1948 (Vitra re-issue)
Buy It Online: www.nova68.com