January 29, 2005

The Pramulator: Kinda Rhymes With Day-um!!

pramulator.jpgGrowing up, my favorite car ever was the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante [OK, my actual favorite car was the 1955 Porsche Speedster, because I'd seen it in person and was deluded enough to think I should get one before graduating from high school. The Alfa was my favorite car I'd seen only in books and magazines. One sentence and I'm already off-topic...]

Anyway, the Disco Volante, or Flying Saucer, was a 1952 racing roadster with a gorgeous, bulbous body. Some race versions had one of those vertical fins that extended from right behind the driver's head. It was both an instant classic, a nod back to the swoopy custom coachwork of pre-war luxury cars, and an expression of the future as seen from early in The Atomic Age.

All this comes to mind when I see the Pramulator, by John Knott, the artist and craftsman behind Bent Fabrication. Knott has created a stroller--actually, it's a one-of-a-kind sculpture--with a hand-shaped aluminum body and a vintage 50's carriage chassis.

Sure, the seat looks cramped and uncomfortable, like the cockpit of an old fighter jet, but I'm pretty sure that if you got Knott to make a second one, he'd happily build a kitchenette, changing table, and a baby-sized bunk into it. It'd be your kid's own custom-made Airstream trailer. And cup holders. Don't forget the cup holders.

The Pramulator, by John Knott [Bent, via Cool Hunting via Cameron]

Related Baby Gear-as-Art: Atelier van Lieshout's "Womb House" and "Bad Furniture" Crib

6 Comments

It reminds me of some kind of, well, magic bullet vibrator. NOT a good look for a kid's stroller.

HUH???? Eeeeeek.

Does anyone own a Maclaren Mac 3???? Ratings please!!! Thanks.

Never mind. They suck....tried one out last night and one word came to mind....crap-o-la

Rough day, Uma? that's three "It SUCKS!" posts in about 2 minutes. ;)

Much better today thank you.
Got my Quinny Zapp from Ebay...its on its way and all is GAY! (thats happy.....)

NO QUINNY ZAPP!!! Poooooooooooooooo.
Too much for customs, almost half the price again.

Poooooooooooo.
Back to sucking!

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