kinder MODERN is a contemporary and vintage design gallery and design studio founded in 2013 by design entrepreneur Lora Appleton. Applauded for its foundation in inspired and historical child design, the gallery offers full collections of furniture and rugs for both residential and commercial projects. Appleton’s ability to identify exceptional and emerging international and American designers as well as helm her innovative design studio has enabled her to cultivate and produce an unparalleled collection of furniture, objects and rugs for amenities spaces, hotels, public space, educational environments, residential projects and more.  

kinder MODERN engages dialogues in design through its thought-provoking gallery program and exhibitions including participation with Collective DesignNina Johnson GalleryICFFSight Unseen OFFSITEthe Architectural Digest Design ShowIDS TorontoPULSE New York, and PULSE Miami Beach among others. Contemporary designers include Lucas Maassen & Sons, Tom Frencken, Chen Chen & Kai WilliamsLiz CollinsClemens TissiFort Standard and Visser & Meijwaard, among others. Our special collection of historical, rare child design pieces dating from the 1890s through the 1990s include design icons such as Hans Wegner, Ko Verzuu, Isamu NoguchiJean Louis Avril and Alvar Aalto, and more.

The kinder MODERN in-house design studio (aka studiokinder) designs and produces beautiful and functional furniture, objects, rugs and public space for children of all ages combining high-end construction with family utility. Filling the void in handcrafted quality furniture for little ones (ages 2-16) and their grown-ups, studiokinder’s mission is to investigate the development of a growing child’s mind and body and translate those needs into useful, luxury furniture. Architects, interior designers and developers call on kinder MODERN’s expertise to bring a fresh and playful sophistication to brands, Interiors projects, hospitality projects and more. 


Launched in 2014, kinder MODERN’s award-winning rugs are bold, beautiful and colorful designs handmade with 100% New Zealand Wool and incredibly durable. With a sophisticated design and sustainable production, kinder MODERN creates beautiful textiles for contract and residential use, including luxury area rugs and spectacular wall-to-wall options. With impeccable craftsmanship, the colorful geometry of our kinder GROUND collection and the stunning abstract patterns of the Artist Collection, kinder MODERN has your floor covered. For more details, click on the Rugs link in the left navigation!