DT readers should recognize this kind of article. Knight Ridder reported last month that a lot of the modernist designs appearing in the kid's furniture market these days are being driven by designer/parents who are fed up with the same tired old schlock. The article namechecks parent company manufacturers like Netto, Oeuf, Nurseryworks, and Argington, while getting good quote from online retail vets at Modernseed and Sparkability, too.
One newcomer, though, will be of interest to anyone who went to ICFF in New York. Miguel, whose crib upholstered in white tufted Italian leather was a definite eyecatcher at the furniture fair, has added more of the company's nursery line on its site now, and it includes some rather sweet casework pieces--changing tables and dressers--that are as understated as the cribs are over-the-top.
The Malpensa and Milano models have a nice, mid-century Knoll-like vibe, while the 'E' models are more contemporary. And everything converts to a bar, an endtable, or a daybed once the kid outgrows it. That crib, for example, called the Sandra, converts into a bar at the Royalton. The pieces are all made in Italy, and range in price from $4300-5800.
Expensive? Yes. Next question?
Parents take furniture into own hands [jsonline.com]
Miguel: "the world's finest modern children's furniture" [miguelonline.com]