With its beautiful warm oak legs, soft clean lines as well as delicate detailing, I’m in love with a toddler bed!
As the mum of a two year old, my life may well be all about soft-play parties and the Trolls movie on repeat, but when it comes to Fox making the transition from his cot to a big boy’s bed I’m sticking to my Nordic guns.
There’s a lot to be said about raising children the Scandinavian way. I may not have a welfare state that provides equal maternity/paternity leave, free childcare etc, but I can ensure I embrace the fact that even the smallest member of our family is not ignored when it comes to timeless design and quality craftsmanship.
Founded in 2003 by cabinetmaker and designer Soren Rorbaek, Oliver Furniture are steeped in historical Nordic traditions. Based north of Copenhagen, they create wooden furniture, for grownups and children, based on the needs of modern life and how these change over time.
By adding and subtracting different elements key pieces can adapt and be repurposed. For example a bunk bed becomes two single beds, or an exciting play den, the junior bed I love transforms into a small sofa for all the family to use once your child has outgrown it.
With all of us under pressure to reuse, recycle and rethink our furniture consumption; surely imaginative, functional and durable pieces like these are what we should be investing in for our children’s sakes.
Images courtesy of Oliver Furniture