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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Children’s Universe

Trends for Kids A walk in the park for active parents When Trends for Kids (TFK) was founded in 1997, the objective was to create possibilities for parents to take their babies and toddlers along while running, inline skating or hiking. TEXT: JULIKA HÜTHER | PHOTOS: TRENDS FOR KIDS

TFK have exceeded their own expectations with their high-quality outdoor, sports and city ranges that meet and surpass safety and environmental standards and are constantly being developed to adjust to new trends, technology and regulations. Their buggies and prams are easy to handle, come with numerous practical features and provide a comfortable, safe ride for the little ones. The Joggster models, especially developed for runners, have patented hand and parking brakes coupled with disc brakes and a solid front wheel, which also makes them suitable for inline skating. Featuring

pneumatic tyres and quality suspension, most TFK prams also ensure children sit comfortably when their parents take them on cross-country walks. The range of buggies and prams has constantly grown over

A taste of French living Beautiful cushions, wash bags, storage baskets or reversible aprons: Linodi reinterprets extensive French domestic culture and creates items which are sure to embellish every home. Their exclusive products stand for a premium, vintage and, at the same time, modern lifestyle. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF | PHOTOS: SABINE HUNGER

Linodi is happy and colourful, but not loud. It is classic, but not antiquated and stands for practicality and beauty at the same time. The brand’s signature look combines century-old French ‘Toile de Jouy’ fabrics with

modern and young French Vichy checks. “This creates the typical Linodi look. That way, our products get their jolly ease and yet have a classical background. They emphasise a modern, French lifestyle,” Alice

the years. One of the newest additions to the City range is DOT, a buggy that is ideal for busy parents who like to travel. When folded, it is no bigger than a piece of cabin luggage and can be stored in overhead compartments, yet it offers a generous seat and an adjustable backrest which allows children to relax and lie back. The collapsible carrycot and the possibility to add a group-0 infant car seat make the DOT especially versatile and the large, foldable sun canopy and the handy travel bag will make travelling with children a walk in the park. www.buggy.de

Ascherfeld, one of the two founders, says. She adds: “The Toile de Jouy fabrics tell wonderful stories and therefore are made for all generations.” Committed to high quality and fair conditions of employment, all products are exclusively produced in Europe. From sophisticated sleeping bags or crawling blankets to shopping bags and fabric boxes, Linodi also prides itself to realise special customer wishes. “We even realise whole rooms so that a real Linodi world emerges,” Ascherfeld concludes. www.linodi.com Below: Linodi wash bags. (left) Linodi storage baskets. (middle) Linodi cushions. (right)

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Discover Germany, Issue 27, June 2015  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.

Discover Germany, Issue 27, June 2015  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.