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.