Home furnishings for kids doesn’t have to sacrifice design. A dozen years ago, Hive was founded at the intersection of form and function. Since then, they’ve cemented their role as curator of some of the world’s most recognized modern furniture, including those made for kids. A browsing of their collection reveals impressive designers, such as the elephant chair designed by the Eames brothers, useable as seating but also an impressive whimsical decoration.
Also catching my eye are the twisted, colored cubes designed by the legendary architect Frank Gehry and manufactured by Heller. These bright, vibrantly-colored cubes are a statement piece of installation art as much as they are useable as tables or even stools for children. There are many items like these available on the site, which is chock full of beautifully designed pieces.