Playtime is an international trade show dedicated to a child's universe and it's in Paris twice a year. We took a trip over last weekend to have a browse and check the latest trends in fashion and interior design that will be available in stores soon.
The fair was superbly designed and arranged. They had great visuals, creative workshops and even a culinary workshop for kids. For the adults a 'crea.tif' space to meet textile designers, illustrators and clothing designers.
Ophelia enjoyed it more than us. She was very happy to sprint through the aisles, sampling all of the toys, furniture and clothes along the way. I always feel a little sorry for the exhibitors - smiling nervously as Ophelia manhandles their wares (it wouldn't be good to scold a child at a child's show...)
This is my selection for the interior products:
Swedish designer Bo Ekstrom is the father of 4 childrens and had used his experience to design this clever wooden changing table. Mounted on a wall or behind a door, you can change your baby securely and in style. I love the fact that you can fold it so create more space in the room.
Spanish company Nine to Nine designs creative furniture for kids bedroom. We love the Zebra cot whose 'head' serves as both handle and also a shelf for bottle, dummies or anything else you want close by.
The Toys and Crayons oak shelf and bench have different sized holes into which you can suspend baby's toys and smile at their legs dangling down the other side.