Discover Germany, Issue 35, February 2016

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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Children’s Universe

jundado children’s furniture – grown-up design with kids in mind “Children should be a part of our everyday activities without us having to turn our environment into a multi-coloured playground,” says designer Claudia Hüskes, mother of two and founder of children’s furniture company jundado. TEXT: JULIKA HUETHER I PHOTOS: CLAUDIA HÜSKES I PETER GRÖNE

provide a safe haven for children in any business environment, because it means the adults’conversations will be much more relaxed.” The modular furniture range ‘Archipel’, suitable for small and large play areas at

Going beyond with kids The new YippieYo Crossbuggy for off-road adventures TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF I PHOTOS: YIPPIEYO AG

The YippieYo Crossbuggy is a completely new, safe and high-quality off-road buggy for two children aged from one to six. It is specially designed for off-road usage away from paved roads.The innovative and light-weight aluminium frame ensures stability and agility even in difficult terrain. Wherever you go – countryside hills, sandy beaches, busy cities or your local park – the Crossbuggy is your ideal companion and buggy of choice. While parents fancy the immensely enhanced mobility compared to regular pushchairs, the

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kids also enjoy the“hop-on, hop-off”roadster feeling.The Crossbuggy is easy to take along as well: just fold the backrest and drawbar and dismount the wheels and it will fit in almost any car boot. Impeccable quality, safety certification, and sustainable production Each Crossbuggy is handmade in Switzerland and Germany. All parts are supplied by renowned European companies. Every detail meets or exceeds the latest European norms

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Hüskes founded jundado with the aim of bringing the worlds of adults and children closer together. The current range of multifunctional children’s furniture created in a sheltered workshop received a Red Dot Award and was nominated for the Kids Innovation Award at the Kind + Jugend trade show. “Being a mother, I see things with different eyes than as just a designer. I ask myself why banks, surgeries and car dealerships often have extremely high-quality interiors – yet the children’s play area, if it exists at all – consists of mass-produced furniture,” says Hüskes.“It is important to

home and in business spaces, fits harmoniously into any environment. It is highly flexible and can be customised to match the respective corporate design. The shielded sitting areas and the intimacy created by the furniture allows children to calmly play with toys, read books and immerse themselves in their games. Following the success of ‘Archipel’ and an award-winning baby furniture range, Hüskes is currently working on a children’s lamp.“In addition, I am discussing extraordinary design ideas with young designers and am hoping to develop some of them in the future,”says Hüskes.

regarding safety, usability and chemical substances for children products. The manufacturing process and components are closer to a high-end mountain bike than to an ordinary pushchair: aluminium free-forming, highquality welding, individual powder coating, and use of disc brakes are just some of its unique features. Notably, the Crossbuggy has passed an extended endurance and safety test and has been granted the renowned German GS-certification (Guaranteed Safety). Design and construction with their superior off-road usability are protected by an EU-patent. Customers can configure and order their individual YippieYo Crossbuggy online. A wide range of colours are available for the frame, the seat cushions and the wheels.