Very interesting. Here are some other kid-related winners from the Business Week-sponsored Industrial Design Excellence Awards:
But the real winner is from the Student Category. It's a concept by Evelyne Chaubert called Family Class Travel, and it works a little something like this: "The old sardine-like experience is eradicated and families are able to travel comfortably [Great! Finally!] without intruding on the comfort of other passengers... [Umm...] Located in the rear of the aircraft..." OK. Guess how many kids Evelyne Chaubert has. And I'll give you a hint: it's a number between zero and none. Tell you what, WE'LL take the front, and YOU can sardine yourself in the back, ya doublecrossin' little CalArts hipster.
2005 Industrial Design Excellence Awards [idsa.org]
[update: On their website, the Transporter's design company, The Node Company, describes the project. It was for Inditex, a Spanish knockoff fashion company--and parent company of Zara, thus the name. It was made to take advantage of local plastic furniture manufacturers. So it's a cheap plastic Bugaboo knockoff.]