The London architect and interior designer Yasmine Mahmoudieh will present an innovative interiors concept for hotels and other projects for the first time at imm cologne 2020: myKidsy Playground designs creative play worlds for the education of children and youth. The overall concept consists of interior elements and learning offerings, and can be flexibly integrated into existing spaces. Networked with the booking portal myKidsy, extracurricular learning content and life skills are conveyed in myKidsy Playground. International hotel chains are already showing interest in cooperation. The presentation at the coming imm cologne shows modular furniture concepts for toddlers, children and young people. The special area at the trade fair will be staged as a sensual total experience with the incorporation of aromas and sound.
Opportunities for sensible activities
How do we help young people occupy themselves sensibly and avoid excessive usage of smartphones? While searching for leisure activities for her children, Yasmine Mahmoudieh founded the online platform myKidsy in London five years ago. In addition to her activity as an internationally courted designer and architect, she wanted to support parents researching for leisure activities with the tech startup. In order to make this easier, the myKidsy booking portal bundles a variety of learning offerings for children and young people. The long term goal is to create a global platform for parents and children.
Modularly adaptable interiors concept
Following the success across the board of the myKidsy online platform, the idea has now been expanded to the interiors segment. The myKidsy Playground concept offers a problem solution for the large target group of parents who are looking for child care on the go. As a "design and build" solution, the concept provides hotels, coworking spaces, shopping centres and other projects with a modular complete package. When their operators are looking to design their own areas for children and young people, they receive a catalogue with a selection of modular elements. Depending upon the age group, a variety of tables, chairs, seating and wall elements are available as furnishings. These can be flexibly adapted to the available space and the respective requirements.
Learning activities and the mediation of competencies
myKidsy Playground also includes a toolbox that provides learning content for children and youth. It provides offerings for entertaining activities that at the same time convey competencies for their future lives. The idea is that young people should playfully acquire education content that is not covered by the regular school system. Themes like sustainability consciousness or mindfulness thereby play just as much a role as financial competence and entrepreneurial thinking. A central element of the concept is peer-to-peer learning, meaning that the learning content is conveyed to the children and youth by younger students "at eye level".
Sensually experienceable presentation
imm cologne 2020 is presenting myKidsy Playground to an international audience for the first time. Modular furniture concepts for toddlers, children and young people will be shown in a special area. Individual excerpts will be staged for possible applications and innovative materials – because the concept focuses to a great extent on sustainability. All items of furniture are manufactured from recycled or natural materials. myKidsy Playground also works together with a scent designer and a renowned sound artist to create a sensual total experience.
Simple possibility for individual added value
Another application that will be presented at imm cologne is the design for a modular children's area for hotel rooms. With this, standard rooms can be designed as family rooms. This means not only savings for parents, but also offers hotels a simple possibility to expand their offering and acquire more family bookings. The individual equipment is thus raised as much as the capacity. The interest of international hotel chains is already considerable, as sensible offerings are being sought for children, and myKidsy Playground can satisfy this demand. The child-compatible interior design thereby offers special added value. In addition to learning content, myKidsy Playground also conveys the sense that design is not only an attractive accessory, but rather a part of life. Important here is the influence of design on our attention, our capacity to learn and generally our sense of well-being.
About Yasmine Mahmoudieh:
After studying art history, architecture and interior architecture, Yasmine Mahmoudieh opened her first studio in Los Angeles. Today, she has her head office in London and is considered to be one of the most renowned architects and interior designers worldwide. As an expert for hotel concepts, she works with well-known international hotel brands. She also provides designs for projects like museums, shopping centres, mini-apartments or luxury residences and develops innovative master concepts. Yasmine Mahmoudieh is active as a guest instructor at various institutes of higher learning and has been distinguished with numerous prizes. She founded the myKidsy tech startup in London in 2014 as a booking platform for parents and children.
Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design: Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fast-expanding markets to its portfolio. These include idd Shanghai, interzum bogotá in Bogotá, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the online portal for the interiors business, Koelnmesse offers direct access to products, contacts, expertise and events relevant to the industry all year round.
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The next events:
imm cologne - THE INTERIOR BUSINESS EVENT (open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday), Cologne 13.01. - 19.01.2020
ZOW - SUPPLIER FAIR FOR THE FURNITURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN INDUSTRY, Bad Salzuflen 04.02. - 06.02.2020
interzum guangzhou - Asia's leading trade fair for woodworking machinery, furniture production and interior design, Guangzhou 28.03. - 31.03.2020
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