Berlin, January 2021
With meet the designers, afilii offers B2B customers of the toy and children’s furniture industry the opportunity to meet some of the best independent designers for toy and children’s furniture as individually as possible during this pandemic.
In short, personal videos – documented in workshops, offices, and living rooms – dedicated designers and international manufacturers who are passionate, responsible, and creative about the design world for children introduce themselves for the first time to new retailers and interior designers.
In times when trade fairs and person-to-person meetings between strangers have almost completely disappeared, meet the designers provides both a feeling of getting to know each other and the chance for the spark of sympathy to be spread from the designers and inventors of toys and children’s furniture to potential new customers and dealers via the screen.
We are convinced that not only the apple from the farmer you know tastes better; toys and children’s furniture also increase in value and worth when retailers, parents, and grandparents not only understand how they function and what materials they are made from, but also: Who designed them and why?
Alex about open-ended toys
Agata about eco-friendly building blocks
Elif about open-ended upcycling toys
Mathias & Tony about ecological movement games
Paola & Elena about children’s furniture inspired by Montessori
Frédéric about eco-friendly growing furniture