Design for Children

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“All designed objects are propaganda for a way of life”, Alain de Botton once said. It’s with these words that Kimberlie Birks, a New York-based art and design writer, opens the playfully poignant volume from Phaidon, Design for Children.
The publication comes not only as a catalog of over 450 objects for kids that have made design history, but also a compendium revealing how generations of the past were raised.
“Children’s objects are often a signal of the times”, says Birks in an interview with Fatherly, “reflecting both the evolution of the design industry and shifts in public perception”.
And so, the Phaidon book becomes a sort of retrospection of design history, retracing the progression of technological advancements to revolutionize the practice: “from the wood and tubular steel constructions of the Bauhaus in the 1920s, to the plastic pioneers of the 1960s”.