WINNER: GOLD BEST INTERIORS PRODUCT DESIGN (FURNITURE)
WHO: Anita’s House Poppy Playpen
WHAT: A cross between a crib and a playpen, designed with three levels to protect adults’ backs. A multi-tasking piece of furniture that works as a crib, moses basket, dog guard, daybed and playpen. Bespoke organic mattresses and bedding are available as optional extras, providing a unique solution for day-time naps.
WHY: As the judges chatted, we decided this playpen was like a luxurious double bed for babies! Not only did we love the fact that unlike so many playpens this one looks attractive and friendly but that babies could really stretch out if they were playing or having an impromptu nap. We also thought it would be a great cot for anyone who had twins and wanted them to play and nap alongside each other in comfort. Our judges said:
WHERE: Anita’s House
WINNER: SILVER BEST INTERIORS PRODUCT DESIGN (FURNITURE)
WHO: SnüzKot Bed
WHAT: A stylish and innovative cot bed with a contemporary feel that grows with your child from birth to 10 years. Available in 25 styles and colours to fit in with any décor.
WHY: We loved this incredibly versatile cot that adapts through four phases of a child’s development. Transforming from cot bed to transition mode (with one side removed) to toddler bed and finally to junior bed, this bed will last until your child is ten years old! As well as the fact that this piece of furniture has great ethical credentials – less furniture to buy, means less environmental impact – we thought the design was fantastic. Our judges commented:
WINNER: BRONZE BEST INTERIORS PRODUCT DESIGN (FURNITURE)
WHO: Great Little Trading Company Growing Activity Table
WHAT: A play table for toddlers with a paper roll holder on one side to encourage drawing and painting across the whole width of the table. As children grow, you can adjust the legs to make the table taller so it can then be used as a desk or a table for school projects. Eventually, the paper roll can be removed to make a coffee table.
WHY: Our panel all agreed that giving a child their own space to be creative was a fantastic idea and the luxury of not having to clear away projects from the kitchen table or the coffee table is something that both kids and adults would approve of. Our judges loved the idea that the paper roll meant there was an endless scope for creativity without kids having to ask their parents to find them a sheet of paper. Points were also given for the simple clean design of the play table and the fact that it can grown with your child. Our judges said:
WHERE: Great Little Trading Company