ELLE Decoration’s deputy editor, Lauren Shantall, has recently returned to the DECO offices after having had a gorgeous son, so I thought a roundup of baby beds, bassinets, cribs and the like would be topical.
The Swing Low cradle hangs from the ceiling and is made from wool felt. It’s designed by SÃ¸ren Ulrik Petersen, and is intended for babies under the age of 2 months. The felt is a good insulator, and also shields the baby from background noise. And, of course, it is just absurdly simple and beautiful, which seems like a good starting point in life.
The Luna cradle is a very limited designed by Piero Fornasetti, and produced by his son, Barnabo. It looks pretty impractical, and this might be because the design is said to be based on a magazine rack (huh?). Who said babies don’t induce a little nuttiness?
And while we’re talking mildly bonkers, what’s your take on this sportily-wheeled Q4 crib? I suppose as long as there’s a brake on it, it could turn out to be a very practical idea.