Snug as a bug in a …. bubble. A crib design ought not to be the impetus for getting pregnant, but this one comes awfully close.
Baby Bubble Bed
This wonderfully cute modern rocking crib by Lana Agiyan is made of lightweight acrylic plastic coated with a special eco-friendly polymer that repels dirt and scratches, making it easy to clean with a soft cloth and safe for baby. The mattress cover is made of pure wool and is filled with buckwheat hulls providing additional support that is naturally antibacterial, hypo-allergenic, anti-fungal, breathable, insulating, odor resisting, and also stimulates healthy blood flow.
Children’s furniture designer Lana Agiyan describes her inspiration behind the Baby Bubble Bed:
“The image of a baby, nestled in a cloud of soap bubbles, inspired me to go beyound the traditional interpretation of a crib. The bed I’ve created is not only a futuristic toy, it is also a functional and emotion-evoking child care appliance. You can rock your baby to sleep and watch him or her cuddle on the cloud-like pillow through transparent bassinet. The cradle’s construction resembles a traditional russian tumbler-toy “Nevalyashka” (shown below).
Like The Tradition Russian Toy, the Bubble Bed slightly rocks at all sides, but returns to the upright position with a plexiglas weight center. To prevent the bed from declining when baby is already asleep, there is a soft stopper. For easier handling, the weight center consists of several layers, that are not heavy separately, but weight 15 kg when assembled. The cradle is designed for children from birth to 5 months, after that age it can be used as a toy storage or a swing.”
Acrylic plastic is widely used in medical appliances for children. It’s lightweight, hygienic, easy to wash and strong. To prevent plastic from scratches, that could damage the crib’s appearance and moreover would make it more difficult to wash and disinfect, there is a special innovative coating.
Together with an Estonian factory Nanoformula we’ve made a special nano tech coating for the cradle. Treated surface of the crib obtain improved optical transparency, repel dirt and can be cleaned with just a dry cloth, without use of chemical detergents. Due to photocatalytic effect of nano particles of titanium dioxide, contained in the liquid polymer base, the coating degrades dirt and air pollution on sunshine. This happens when exposed to sun surfaces start ionizing the air around, purifying it from pollution and smells. Moreover, the liquid polymer fills scratches, making them invisible and protects the surface against future damage. This coating is absolutely safe for children, eco -friendly and certified for EU.
The mat cover is made of pure wool, soft and warm, for the comfort of little-ones. Inside there is a layer of buckwheat hulls. This feature gives additional support to the mattress, that should be firm enough for the safety on newborns laying facedown. Buckwheat hulls filling is ideal surface for babies. It’s naturally antibacterial, hypoallergenic, anti fungal, breathable, insulating and odor resisting. It also simulates healthy blood flow.
All the parts of the cradle were designed for industrial low – cost manufacturing (blow moulding, vacuum thermoforming and cpu milling).
The Baby Bubble Bed was supposed to be manufactured under the brand Bounce, but that site seems to be gone. However, you can order the baby bubble bed directly from the designer here. Retail price for the clear one is 2990 Euros (excluding tax and shipping).