The Material World of Childhood

For today’s Throwback Thursday post, we’re returning to the colorful 2005 exhibition, kid size: The Material World of Childhood. Originally organized by the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, this exciting exhibition featured objects designed for children from five different continents and spanning four centuries. Displayed on undulating platforms, these whimsical objects were on accessible display for both adults and kids, reminding all of the marvel of childhood.

A gallery with rows of chairs on a set of risers; a large sign that says "Who's Been Sitting on My Chair?" is on the wall
Installation view of kid size: The Material World of Childhood, 2005, Carnegie Museum of Art
A gallery with large images of children's cereal against a neon red background on the wall and on tall signage; the center of the area features a small table and chairs
Installation view of kid size: The Material World of Childhood, 2005, Carnegie Museum of Art
A gallery with a long, rolling display platform featuring different strollers and child-carrying devices with images of children from across the world
Installation view of kid size: The Material World of Childhood, 2005, Carnegie Museum of Art