Best Creative Play | Junior Design Awards 2021

Finally we can reveal the award winning brands for best creative play...

dockatot

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WINNER OF BEST CREATIVE PLAY: GOLD

WHO: DockATot
WHAT:
DockATot X William Morris Tent of Dreams
WHY:  
Tent of Dreams is the perfect name for this super luxurious teepee that elevates camp building to another level. Our judges loved the use of rich Morris & Co prints edged with sumptuous fringing and tassels and felt that stylish parents would be proud to have this tent up in any room of the house. The coordinating, cloud like floor pillows and bolsters make this the perfect sanctuary for little ones who loved to nestle in and play house!

Everyone gasps when they see these tents! Absolutely stunning and a joy for children to play in.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior
One of those playroom pieces that childhood memories are formed around. Beautiful.
Eleonore Crompton, Contributing Editor, Junior
I think these are very luxurious teepees…
Chloe Thurston, Stylist and Influencer @chloeuberkids

WHERE:  DockATot

WINNER OF BEST CREATIVE PLAY: SILVER

WHO: Great Little Trading Co.
WHAT:
Create and Play Wooden Mud Kitchen
WHY:
Anyone who wants to encourage their kids outdoors will love this mud kitchen, which gives kids the chance to engage in deliciously messy, sensory play as well as painting and drawing. Our judges really liked the multi-purpose use of this toy which allows kids to get hands on with nature, store their gardening equipment in easy reach and draw on the chalkboard and paper roll while getting their Vitamin D. The panel also loved the illustrated weather station on the side for another layer of educational fun. A cute and sturdy mud kitchen that really gives kids a little space of their own in the garden or even on a small terrace.

Mud pies here we come! Such a cute outdoor kitchen come art station, that little ones will love using as a focus for activities in the garden.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior
An excellent design.
Charlotte Kewley, Children’s Stylist
I think any child would love this! Pepper is a fan 🙂
Bonnie Van Geel, Graphic Designer and Stylist @pepper.pics
I think this is very cute. I love the added weather dial on the side and I like the idea of it being a creative station when turned.
Chloe Thurston, Stylist and Influencer @chloeuberkids

WHERE: Great Little Trading Co.

WINNER OF BEST CREATIVE PLAY: JOINT BRONZE

WHO: Wigiwama
WHAT:
Wigiwama Teepee Set
WHY:
These beautifully made organic cotton teepees really stood out in this category and our judges praised them for being easy to assemble, easy to store and crucially, extremely fun to play in! Our panel loved the contemporary colour options and the sustainably sourced birch wood poles that would sit well in any home and thought this was an excellent quality teepee that would last for years. Thoughtful extras including a window and tie backs were much appreciated.

Sweet teepee’s in sweet colours but a fairly standard teepee design.
Charlotte Kewley, Children's Stylist
I love this teepee and the gorgeous colours!
Chloe Thurston, founder @chloeuberkids

WHERE: Wigiwama

WINNER OF BEST CREATIVE PLAY: JOINT BRONZE

WHO: Sawdust & Rainbows
WHAT:
Scaffer construction system
WHY:
These innovative interlocking boards that give kids the ability to build endless impressive structures safely and independently, really excited our panel. The grand scale of the projects it enables and the STEAM qualities of the product were seen as major ticks for parents of mini architects who want something on a different scale from building bricks. Sergei Urban of The Dad Lab gave it a firm ten out of ten and many of our other judges were intrigued by the possibilities that these kits present. That Sawdust and Rainbows plant a tree for every set of boards sold also impressed the panel greatly.

These ingenious boards are such a great idea for kids who want to do something out of the box! A great toy for-nurturing independence, creativity and self-esteem.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior
I love the idea of giving kids the freedom to build really impressive structures like this! SO much more reliable than blankets stretched across chairs!
Eleonore Crompton, Contributing Editor, Junior

WHERE: Sawdust and Rainbows

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