Ne·ot·e·ny / nēˈät(ə)nē
the retention of juvenile features in the adult animal.
Neotenic furniture is a style that can only be described as “cute” furniture—design objects with exaggerated proportions and anatomical features such as big faces, chubby legs, and rounded feet. A set of designs that share commonality from material and more. The designs can be thought of as cute but possess childlike features that can only be described as neotenic.
When looking to furnish or style your home and your specific goal is to create a neotenic style, look for furniture designers that specifically design anatomical associations and exaggerated proportions with their furniture. Take a look at these styles and designers: