kinder MODERN, founded by Lora Appleton and Bachman Clem, is the only gallery worldwide specializing in vintage children's design of the 20th century and inventive, contemporary design objects, furniture, and accessories. The kM Historical Modern Collection includes rare design pieces dating from the 1920s-1980s, each item curated and sourced based on its historical significance, craftsmanship, and innovation in materiality and design. Pieces include furniture by iconic design masters—such as Hans Wegner, Ko Verzuu, Jean Louis Avril, and Alvar Alto—drawn from significant periods of design production in Europe and North America.
Focusing on play and function, kinder MODERN collaborates with established and emerging product designers to apply their creative thinking to the needs of children and families. The kM Contemporary Collection includes thought-provoking “few-of-a-kind” luxury children’s furniture, lighting, and accessories that fill a unique niche in design for the family home. Current lines include kinder GROUND, a bespoke flooring line, and furniture by Material Lust, Lucas Maassen & Sons, Guillaumit, Clemens Tissi, Mike Garman, and AQQ Design. These small batch production pieces showcase what the company feels most passionately about: function, form, creative materiality, and innovative design.
kM debuted in May 2013 at the distinguished Collective Design Fair in New York City. Objects from the Collection have been featured in publications that include the New York Times, Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and Wallpaper. In addition, kM has sold pieces of critical historical significance to the Brooklyn Museum and been featured in The Shop at Cooper Hewitt and Grey Area's summer 2014 show at Glenn Horowitz in East Hampton.
kinder MODERN continues to lead the conversation in child design through exhibitions, innovative family programming, and editorial, with a deep and growing network of design educators, curators, museums, families, collectors, architects, and designers.