Designs that adapt as a child develops have a much longer lifespan than age-specific products. As well as being environmentally responsible, these products save busy new parents time, space and money.
This year's designjunction show in London saw the launch of new Italian brand Dotandcross who presented a collection of modular children's furniture that's designed to adapt and grow along with its users. Designs include a crib that turns into a sofa and a drawing board that transforms into a desk.
Designed by Norwegian studio Permafrost, the Stokke Steps seating system caters to a child's seating needs from birth to three years of age. The modular design comes as two parts - a bouncer and a chair frame, which can be used to create four different seat types and customised with cushions, steps and trays.
The Rocky children's bed by JÃ¤ll & Tofta begins its life as an all-in-one cradle and rocking chair. As the child grows, the cradle can be flipped 180° degrees to become a 140 cm-long children's bed suitable for a child of up to 7 years of age.
The Caravan crib by Kalon converts from a classic crib into a contemporary toddler bed by simply removing the rail surround.
Olaf Schroeder's children's furniture designs for German brand Pure Position have adaptable features such as leg and table extensions for the table and stool as well as four height adjustments that cater to children of 2 to 10 years old.