If you like a crib in a retro style, you can always renovate an old one from your family. But you have to be careful about the right distance between the bars, space between the mattress and crib, non-toxic paint and splinter-proof wood. Or you just choose for a vintage crib with today’s safety measures. The Oude Speelkamer designs children’s rooms accessories, toys and desks and on the Flavourites Live in Amsterdam, they presented this crib. This piece of nostalgia is handmade, from Dutch origin, meets all the safety requirements and can be converted into a toddler bed. Among all the different children room furniture, this piece is a pleasure to look at.
The label Koeka is completely Dutch Design. It all started with a pacifier towel, a sculpted flower form with a loop for a pacifier. It was made of a, for that time (late nineties), perhaps underrated fabric: terry cloth. When Koeka started to grow, more and more designs appeared on the market, made of another less popular material in the textile industry: honeycomb fabric. Many design are very smart (from well fitted car seat covers, to multifunctional sleeping bags) but I always find the material choices very extraordinary. New this fall is the Palma collection, a nice soft blanket in pied-de-poule squares for a crib or bedstead. Furthermore Koeka introduces a -on the move- collection. This is made from a cotton-teddy in the already known soft Koeka-shades like mint and taupe.