Interiors for the Under 5's / Edition 1

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Interior design for children presents particular challenges, whether it be to encourage relaxation, concentration or play. A number of existing books offer inspiration for DIY enthusiasts wanting to cater for their children's needs, but none so far has examined the wider picture - looking beyond the home to public spaces that are innovatively designed with infants in mind. Part of the recently launched Interior Angles series, this book is about architecture especially designed for children aged 0-5. It looks at how the very young experience interiors, whether they be domestic, such as bedrooms and play-spaces; public, such as schools and nurseries; or for the purposes of pleasure, such as museums, theatres, and increasingly, retail spaces, restaurants and hotels. Crammed with stunning imagery and accessible texts, and aimed at the style conscious interiors fan, this looks at the very ways in which childhood itself is being designed. Examines all the latest trends in children's interior design, providing the first overview of an area which is becoming increasingly popular Includes lavish photography, full colour throughout - over 300 images Extended captions and accessible introductory texts highlight the key qualities of each design Includes a directory of useful information on the designers concerned, as well as locations and contact details of featured projects where appropriate

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"plenty for anyone looking for inspiration or just somewhere to take their child at the weekend." The Times, 30th April 05

"...delightful" (The Peak, 29th November 2005)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470093320
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/8/2005
  • Series: Interior Angles Series, #5
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 8.84 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Melissa Jones is a novelist who lives and works in London. She was educated at Westminster School and Oxford University.  She worked in film and television before becoming a writer.  She has published two books, Cold in Earth and Sick at Heart, as well as numerous articles.  She is married to an architect and has a four-year-old son.

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Table of Contents

Photo Credits.




Jubilee School, Tulse Hill, London.

De Kleine Kikker Day Care Centre Utrecht, Holland.

Swiss School Kindergarten, Barcelona, Spain.

Migrants Resource Centre Créche, Pimlico, London.

Hoyle Early Years Centre, Bury, Lancashire.

Luginsland Kindergarten, Stuttgart, Germany.

Public Library, Peckham, London.

Workbox Desk, Staten Island Public Schools, New York.

Jigsaw Day Nursery, Wandsworth, London.

Münster Parish Kindergarten, Ingolstadt, Germany.

Fawood Children’s Centre, Harlesden, London.



The Pattern Pod, Science Museum, London.

Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London.

Dulwich Picture Gallery, Dulwich, London.

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain.

Climbers and Creepers Children’s Zone, Kew, London.

Roald Dahl Gallery, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Roald Dahl Museum, Great Missenden, Bucks.

Discover children’s centre, Stratford, London.

Discovery Center, American Museum of Natural History, NewYork.



Blue Kangaroo Restaurant, King’s Road, London.

Grudzien Residence, Hong Kong.

Hotel Tresanton, St Mawes, Cornwall.

Twenty-first Century Tree house, London.

St Mary’s Garden hall Wimbledon, London.

Selfridges Kids, Oxford Street, London.

Children’s Playhouses, Crediton, Devon



Shirokane Preschool, Tokyo, Japan.

Babington House, Midsomer Norton, Somerset.

Pavilions in the Park, Horsham, Surrey.

London Aquarium, South Bank, London.

The Deep, Hull, Yorkshire.



Bedroom and Bathroom Floor, Kensington, London.

Family House, Toronto, Canada.

Evelina Children’s Hospital, Lambeth, London.

Private Bedrooms and playrooms, Notting Hill, London.

Listing of Public Places.

Listings of Architects.


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