Design Originals: The Mini Classics

Check out some of our favorite design classics - in miniature! All available in the kinder MODERN showroom or via our online shop

Alvar Aalto’s revolutionary wood bending technique, a welcome alternative to complicated hand-made joints, is clearly displayed in the “L” legs of this sweet play set. Children’s Play Set. Alvar Aalto. Finland, c. 1935.

This rare red and green mid-century Thonet New York desk is perfect for transitioning from childhood to teenage years, with plenty of drawer space for storing away supplies. Desk. Thonet. New York, 1950s.

Isamu Noguchi’s Cyclone table, produced by H.G. Knoll, was originally conceived as a companion piece to Bertoia’s wire children’s chair, before becoming an icon in its own right. Cyclone Child Table. Isamu Noguchi. USA, c. 1954.

This chic Herman Miller desk is a child-sized version of designer (and inventor of the "family room") George Nelson’s innovative and much coveted secretary desk. Herman Miller Desk. George Nelson. USA, 1950s.