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Category Archives: Kind + Jugend 2006

Sheri and Isaac go to Red Castle

Although we have not yet decided to carry the Red Castle strollers that will be available in the US, we were curious to check out their booth. Inside, we found some gorgeous stroller and car seat covers that will be very nice in the winter. We also met the Red Castle baby carrier, which is already selling in the US. ... Read More »

Emmawho?

At the Emmaljunga booth, we discovered that even this venerable pram manufacturer has jumped onto the hybrid bandwagon, with a chassis that features the asymmetrical wheel configuration. It has quite a nice feel, actually. I’ve never seen a new Emmaljunga, since they are no longer available in the US, but I’ve heard that they’re very smooth and easy to push. ... Read More »

And speaking of safety…

At many booths, we’ve approached the staff to ask about product availability in the US, and we keep hearing the same story: “Our product can’t meet the safety standards there.” Evidently it’s a miracle that all these European children survive infancy. And based on the number of bikers whizzing around this city without helmets, it’s also a miracle they survive ... Read More »

Hi Ho Quinny

Once we had established our legitimacy, we had full access to this booth. I am not familiar enough with the Quinny line to really know the difference between old and new, but it seems like the color palette has had an update. Interestingly, the new Quinny colors are very similar to the 2006 Maclaren lineup, with red, lime, pink, black, ... Read More »

Hauck: the sound of music

Upon arriving at the show, our first stop was the Hauck booth. We were drawn in partly by the shiny rows of strollers, partly by the long entryway into the booth that was lined with cartons of gleaming green apples and partly by the amazing bar that took up about half of their exhibit space. It was pretty sweet. Oh, ... Read More »

Sweet Cologne

After arriving on Friday morning and checking into our hotel, Isaac and I took the subway over to the Koelnmesse, (aka convention center). Not surprisingly, the Koelnmesse is an impressive place. It is enormous and the entry areas have stark white interiors and soaring ceilings. Unlike the shows I’ve seen in the US, we do not receive badges to wear, ... Read More »

Kind + Jugend Day One

We arrived in Cologne this morning after an exhausting red-eye flight from Newark, NJ. We checked into our hotel and then high-tailed it to the show, where we were dazzled by the structural complexity of each booth, the array of products on display, and the alchohol that was being dispersed to those in attendence. Let’s just say it was a ... Read More »