Founded in 2013 by Lora Appleton, kinder MODERN is a contemporary and vintage design gallery and studio. Applauded for its foundation in inspired and historical child design, the gallery has evolved into offering full collections for every part of the home and commercial environments. Appleton’s ability to identify exceptional and emerging international designers as well as helm her innovative design studio has enabled her to cultivate and produce an unparalleled collection of furniture, objects and rugs for exemplary residential and commercial projects including homes, amenities spaces, hotels, public space, educational environments and more.
A graduate of NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, Appleton launched a boutique hospitality design and branding agency which she steered for several years before the birth of her son in 2009 when she began collecting intelligent design for children, a passion which eventually became kinder MODERN. Appleton continues to lead the conversation about the importance of thoughtful and practical design in the family home, communicating with women, families, educators, collectors, and designers through a variety of mediums and platforms. Her work has been recognized in Architectural Digest, DAMNº Magazine, Elle Décor, Interior Design, The New York Times, New York Post, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, and Wallpaper* Magazine, among others.
She resides in Manhattan with her son, who continues to be her muse.