I swear, it feels like I've written about the Re-Babe before, but I can't find it in the archives anywhere. Berlin-based design group e27 has created a series of inventive rocking solutions, beginning with Re-Tire, a simple, stackable rocking chair design from 2000.
It was soon followed by the Re-Babe cradle in 2001, which they strapped onto Re-Tire to make Re-Set. Re-Babe comes apart, too; you can swap out the wicker basket for a saddle (called Re-Horse, it's included) when the kid gets too big. Put that together and you get, what, Re-Horsey-Set, I guess. Very posh.
They also made Re-Move, a pair of molded ply rockers that can be attached to the bottom of an Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chair. Re-Mini, a kid-sized version of the Re-Tire, AND, hello, Re-Cover, a wool/acrylic blanket with four re-inforced handles on the corners for swinging the kid around.
Anyway, all I'd ever seen was computer renderings [Re-Nderings?] and a couple of concept studies/prototypes, but according to Re-Produkte's website, all these pieces are available for purchase right. now.
And there are more coming: non-rocking & fabric Re-Minis, and a steel&something high chair [also non-rocking] are due out in March. Not enough to put the company cat at ease, but still, it's a start.