photo Malina Ebert
Katja Runge, founder
PR-expert, TV-Journalist and mother of a daughter. In October 2012, she initiated the pilot project “Kinderzimmer” at the Leipzig Design Festival: Designers’ Open, which featured inspiring, creative and meaniungful play products and children’s furniture designed by 22 designers. The overwhelming, positive response on the part of visitors and exhibitors proved that there is an eminent demand for information regarding suitable design for children and correspondingly, for the transparent presentation of such products for commercial and private clients. In May 2013, Katja Runge founded afilii- international hub & platform for meaningful design for kids.
Ina Rüdiger, text & brand
As a communications expert, Ina loves to make good ideas successful. She not only writes about our innovative design products, she also supports the team in our efforts to solidify our brand identity as the leading platform for children’s design.
photo Bernhard Ludewig
Madeleine Madej, strategy & design
Madeleine is an expert for marketing strategy and marketing design. She has supported afilii since 2017 and as a mother of two children, is equally enthusiastic about afilii’s commitment to a better world (of toys).
photo Jessica Schäfer
Meike Langer, exhibition design
Meike loves to create a space for products to shine. Since 2019 she has curated afilii’s trade fair presentations. Her concepts support the platform’s exceptional positioning and in doing so, she continuously falls in the love with the clever products that are exhibited. At the actual trade fair, she likes to make the final touches herself.
photo Maite Poins
Alexandra Brechlin, editor
Alexandra Brechlin studied fashion and culture journalism and loves to write critically about design, sustainable lifestyle and Japanese culture. For afilii, she dedicates herself to child-friendly design and is always astonished how children constantly discover and create their world only by their imagination.
Theresa Feldhaus, book review
Once Theresa grew too old to read children’s and young adult books herself, she decided to redirect her passion in reviewing books for children and young adults to read themselves. In 2017 she began selecting the best of the best books for children and young adults (and those with most outstanding design) to present at afilii.
Alexander Augsten, developer
The sculptor and designer studied at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle and at the University of the Arts in Berlin. He is responsible for the appearance of afilii’s online media. In addition, he manufactures room furniture that helps grown-ups become children and children grow up.