Friday, 18 December 2015

Rafa-kids - year 2015 - thank you

Rafa-kids K desk in black photo/styling Paulina Arcklin
Rafa-kids K desk in black photo/styling Paulina Arcklin

The year 2015 is going to end soon.  
Would you like to look back with us and see some of  Rafa-kids’ favourite moments?

After a great success of our K desk in natural finish in 2014 we decided to introduce whitewash and black finish.  In January we got the first models and   Paulina Arcklin photographer and stylist made new pictures in her amazing home in Amsterdam. 

Rafa-kids K desk in whitewash finish

Two of Rafa-kids K desks were selected by one of our favourite Australian stylist Jessica Hanson 
for a photoshoot for InsideOut magazine. How great is that?  We were over the moon to see this colourful room created by Jessica and photographed by Sam McAdam-Cooper.

Jessica Hanson photoshoot for InsideOut magazine with Rafa-kids K desks
Jessica Hanson photoshoot for InsideOut magazine with Rafa-kids K desks

Actus-interior store in Japan, tokyo

Spring came to us blossoming our long relation with a Japanese partner actus-interior store
After 2 years of preparations, tests , meeting and discussions , 
the first container was taken and sailed to Tokyo. 
Actus decided to extend their well known interior design collection with children’s design furniture. 
Rafa-kids was one of the designers selected for the ‘Debute’. 
We could not be more happy to have such a professional and  trustworthy partner 
on the other site of the world. 
Yes, we are very proud. 



kids design at Actus-interior store in Japan, tokyo
PenNEWS with Rafa-kids bed set
Rafa-kids furniture in Japan
Rafa-kids furniture in Japan

We planned for a long time to have little online book with our range. 
In 2015 it finally happened - FIRST Rafa-kids ONLINE CATALOGE.
Graphics designer Asia Gwis took it into her hands and the final effect is just so beautiful. Asia created for the first issue also a new animals that we called Rafa-kids friends : a Bear, a Fox and an Armadillo. We are taking them with us into 2016 - wait for more news! 

kids design inspiration in issue from Rafa-kids
Agata & Arek Seredyn owners and designers of Rafa-kids
F bunk bed from Rafa-kids

Rafa-kids studio is a very busy place with frequently changing scenery.  
Creating new rooms with our furniture to inspire our customers is Rafa-kids speciality.  
This photo session with R toddler bed in dark finish and industrial touch, was made for na American magazine Lapetitemag.  Paulina Arcklin was so kind to come over and help us. 
It was difficult to choose just one room that we created last year! 

Rafa-kids in press - Lapetitemag
Rafa-kids in press - Lapetitemag

After the summer holiday we started to prepare for Maison&Object fair in Paris
For the first time we had the opportunity to show all our collection to the public. 
The exhibition took a place in September with 3.000 exhibitors and 80.000 visitors. 
These five days was such an amazing experience for us. You can read more about it here

Maison&Object fair in Paris exhibitors Rafa-kids
Maison&Object fair in Paris exhibitors Rafa-kids
Maison&Object fair in Paris exhibitors Rafa-kids
Maison&Object fair in Paris exhibitors Rafa-kids

At the Maison&Object fair in Paris we launched Rafa-kids NEW SHELVES collection
This time we worked not only with plywood but also added metal elements , 
which are going to be later available in 3 different colours. 
The shelves are a perfect addition to our beds and desk with a new function for storage and display. The new shelves are still in production faze and planned to be in stock at the end of January 2016

desk and shelf from Rafa-kids collection - natural wood finish
desk and shelf from Rafa-kids collection - natural wood finish

NEW SHELVES collection, which includes : 
 L shelf and XL shelf .

desk and shelf from Rafa-kids collection - natural wood finish
A teen bed and XL shelf from Rafa-kids collection

Rafa-kids is growing very fast, sometimes we have a feeling that we can not catch up with this high speed train. Of course we look back and would like to remember all the good things, but there are also low points. After 3 years, we are about to set a few very important decisions, which will help us to make our work more efficient and find a better balance in our family life and own business. 

We hope you will stay with us and enjoy this journey. 

Rafa-kids would like to thank this year especially

ACTUS -interior store for support and great partnership. 

Jacinda Malloy from Hide&Sleep for trust and promoting Rafa-kids in Australia. 
We can’t wait to see more of your projects in the near future. 

Paulina Arcklin photographer and stylist for leading and endless inspiration. 

Last but not the least we would like to thank all our customers 
for their trust and support and getting part of Rafa-kids into their lifes. 

We are ready to bring you so much more! 

perfect soft friend TheDog from Blablakids at Rafa-kids

If you would like to see other Rafa-kids years here they are :  2014 and 2013 

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