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Materialistic: Gaga for Googoo (Baby Furniture)

Been working on a nursery project and "boy" what a challenge. Designing for kids (and the elderly) is such a delicate matter. Function reigns supreme, as it should, but I find sometimes to the detriment of form.  Anyhow, I've come across a few pieces that I would purchase right now for myself sans baby.  I mean seriously, ditch the topper on this Nurseryworks changing table and you are looking at one gorgeous, to-die-for dresser/sideboard!

Canterbury Changing Table (Nurseryworks.net)
I also am eyeing these rockers that could do double duty elsewhere in the house:
Gaivota Rocking chair by Objekto (memomodern.com)
Beautiful modern wicker chair, SP210 by Shawn Place
Antonio Citterio by B&B Italia
And if you want to break the bank in some serious style...
Gorgeous rocking chair by Vladimir Kagan
FYI, the project is coming together nicely despite not specifying any of these pieces. In the meantime, I am getting accustomed to color, color, color thanks to pattern, pattern, pattern.  Kinda anxious to see the outcome...



  1. Such great finds! I love these.

  2. me too - sounds like an interesting challenge. i am personally a fan of b & b italia - love their stuff. see what you mean about the dresser too - is it all wood or just the supports? for some reason i'm imagining it as some hard (wash/wipe proof) material that pauses me a bit...

    anyhoo - really love this post. :)

  3. @D. Bryant Archie - thanks!

    @ Ray-Lee he does and so does the chair! Lol.

    @SebiArt thx. Re: the dresser, the company uses several different solid woods with a kid-friendly laquer or stain finish. Very easy to clean... For more info click http://www.nurseryworks.net/questions.php

  4. Beautiful furniture; should not be too low else would not be too comfortable for a new mother and/or one who wants to breast feed in the chair. The dresser cum baby changer is really neat--having everything in the same spot for changing, and hopefully not a lot of bending.
    hope this practical point of view does not spoil the beauty.

  5. Beautiful they are, and very functional too for a nursing mom. Seat heights appear to be standard height for lounging chairs. For those without upholstery, a seat cushion would help soften things up, although good craftsmanship usually doesn't require it.