In 1981, Art for Kids was established in Los Angeles. Gail Reiter Sedigh, who was expecting her first child, had just left her position as an entertainment industry employee to pursue her lifelong passion for children’s interior design. The first AFK product, “Framed Names,” was swiftly selling in almost every upscale children’s store in the nation. She designed and painted an alphabet with endearing figures acting as the letters.
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Soon, she was being asked by the retailers to increase the line. Bijan, Gail’s husband, joined the Company and gave order and discipline to her chaotic life. Lamps, mirror frames, toy chests, and other nursery items were added to the AFK collection. As their family and business expanded, they created a line of nursery furniture that was distinctive in the industry. When the first crib, changer, and armoire were introduced in 1998, AFK became known as a top supplier of luxurious children’s furniture.
Since creating their initial product in their living room, AFK has worked to establish a reputation for unmatched dedication to their customers. Gail and Bijan are proud to continue be deeply involved in the day-to-day operations of their family-run firm, which is now housed in a cutting-edge factory in “the OC.” A short distance from the location where Gail first drew the alphabet, AFK opened its main retail store in 2009.
Their single objective is to produce the best children’s furniture possible. They follow heirloom-quality items crafted by master craftsmen using techniques that date back hundreds of years to achieve this. Each of their high-end baby furniture pieces, which are bench crafted in California, must adhere to their exacting standards of quality and safety. Their expensive furniture is always hand-carved, never by machine. They make use of solid hardwoods, dovetailed drawers, Blum soft closing drawer glides, and solid brass fittings that were cast in a 19th-century British foundry. The Renaissance gilders’ techniques are used to apply the gold and silver leaf finishes.