Miffy is one of those rare children's characters that both kids and design-aware parents are drawn to. Dick Bruna's bright, minimalist illustrations of the eponymous bunny, her family and environment are bold, charming and easy for young children to understand.
While the stories are simply told, they often deal with difficult subjects. They effortlessly explain big events in ways children can understand – including traumatic events such as in Miffy Goes To Hospital and Dear Grandma Bunny (in which Miffy's grandmother is taken ill and dies).
Other Miffy books are pure fun and – in the case of Miffy's Dream – a completely surreal adventure (the book doesn't even have words).
Art-and-hanging system Ixxi has been offering designs based on Miffy stories for a while, and has just added three more – a height chart, bunting and a set based on Miffy at the Museum.
Miffy at the Museum is shown here. Read on to see the others and see how the innovative hanging system works.
Ixxi hangings are created from grids of 20x20cm cards. They're made of synthetic paper and held together with plastic Xs and hung from strips of hangers.
You can see how you put them up in Ixxi's demo video. The hanging strips are cut to fit, so you can arrange the grid/s into whatever configuration you wish - for the sets of images - or to match their purpose, as in this height chart.
Pricing depends on the number of cards. The 12-card Miffy Growth Chart costs £42, while the 25-card Miffy at the Museum set costs £68.
Ixxi has also released a 12-card Miffy Celebration set for £66. You can choose the illustrations and letters to suit your child.
Also available is the Miffy Alphabet set.
The Miffy Zoo set.
The Miffy Goes To School set.
The Miffy World set.
A custom collage created using Miffy images ordered from Ixxi's image bank.