Handmade Furniture for Children

children's furniture by katrin arens children's furniture by katrin arens

Designer Katrin Arens is uniquely gifted at turn­ing the old into new. Her pas­sion to “make ordi­nary objects extra­or­di­nary” shows in all of her work, whether design­ing beau­ti­ful hand­made fur­ni­ture for chil­dren or clothes for Amelia (her col­lec­tion of nat­ural children’s clothing).

Her phi­los­o­phy of sim­plic­ity and sus­tain­abil­ity car­ries over into her per­sonal life as well, as evi­dent in her restora­tion of the gor­geous six­teenth cen­tury stone house in the Lom­bardy region of Italy that serves as her work­shop and home (the house is believed to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci, who worked just down the river).

From the top: a small child’s horse, a cra­dle fash­ioned from the remains of a bar­rel, a children’s table with stools, and a wood­work­ing bench for children.

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  • http://kickcanandconkers.blogspot.com/ Deb

    I love her work — the fur­ni­ture, styling, clothes every­thing. Her home inte­rior has been in all the big mag­a­zines. I still dream of buy­ing one of her cup­boards for our kitchen :)

  • http://www.childrensbedworld.co.uk/ Kids Beds

    I just love the lit­tle crib! You are very tal­ented. You should try your hand on toys, the horse is very well detailed. Are you going to paint those? A lit­tle color will make the difference.

  • http://www.moniamerlo.com Monia Merlo

    I love the mate­ri­als and the sim­ple lin­ear forms

  • http://www.moniamerlo.com Monia Merlo

    I love the mate­ri­als and the sim­ple lin­ear forms

  • http://www.marblepolishingmiami.net/ Mar­ble Restore Miami

    They are so cute.I would not mind of keep­ing some of these in my home!

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    Excel­lent handicrafts!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com hand­made charlotte

    I’m not sure if the crib is cur­rently available–you may want to try con­tact­ing Katrin Arens through her web­site. Thanks for stop­ping by!