October 24, 2008

Once Thought Extinct, Stokke Hippo Spotted In The Wild

stokke_hippo_finelittleday.jpg

Well, the wilds of Sweden, anyway.

I've seen exactly one of these awesome Stokke Hippo rocking toys before, in a baby store in Reykjavik, Iceland. I'm sure that one's since been chopped up for firewood, but artist/blogger Elisabeth came across one recently, in a beautiful blue finish, in the window of a Stockholm Gothenburg kids shop:

I could get this Stokke rocking chair cheap he said. It was the only one left, and they don´t produce them anymore. But we don´t plan to have any more kids.... or?
Or you could buy it and ship it to me, hello!!

Now I need to work my Stokke contacts and see what the story is/was on this rocking beauty.

update: Not extinct, just German. DT commenter Hapa points out the Hippo is still available in the UK, where the retailer Baby 2 Child describes it as "The Hippo, formerly known as the Stokke Hippo." It's designed and made by a German company called ergo:design, at least according to a Daddy Types post from 2006. Oy.

fine little day | thoughts [finelittleday via referencelibrary]
Previously: Stokke Stokke Hippo

5 Comments

Sweet! I love it.

That is beautiful. Find out if they have an adult size as well, please.

Greg,

ergo:design! seems to be producing the old Stokke Hippo now.

http://www.baby2childhood.co.uk/home.php?cat=250

If you're flying across the pond anytime soon they can be had for £129.99.

-- Hapa

Here's the direct link explaining that it was formerly the Stokke Hippo:
http://www.baby2childhood.co.uk/product.php?productid=16135&cat=250&page=1

(Found it when I was searching for aftermarket Tripp Trapp trays.)

D'oh, of course. ergo:design is a German company that manufactures the Hippo, and judging from the similarities with their other products, they designed it, too. I Googled around for ergo and the Hippo--and found this daddytypes post from 2006. I am losing my mind.

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