Wait, Oeuf WHAT? DT reader Geoff sends along a head-scratching find: the Oeuf Robin, an all-FSC birch and pine, "made in Europe," "eco-friendly", full-size convertible crib that comes in at a rather remarkable $565. It's on the website for his local hipster baby store, genes, of Wayne, Pennsylvania as a "genes exclusive."
Just cracking the $600 barrier puts Oeuf in a pretty exclusive club. There are definitely cheaper compact crib options--the new $400 Bloom Alma collapsible crib and the ever-awesome Community Playthings crib, a made-in-USA, maple&plexi miracle at just $300, both come to mind. But a full-sized, non-plastic, non-MDF, non-schlubby crib has been harder to find than an Ivory-Billed Woodpecker in a hillbilly swamp.
Not that folks haven't been hunting. Modern crib designers have been trying to find a $500-700 market option in between their $1400 modernist dreambeds and Ikea, but it hasn't been easy:
- Nurseryworks started Truck Studio's Loom Crib at $595 in 2006. [It's now $750.]
- David Netto's Cub Collection crib was going to be $499 when it was first announced in 2006. [A redesigned Cub 2.0 is currently $890.]
- And Oeuf's own Sparrow collection was launched almost exactly two years ago at $650 [It's $690 now.]
Obviously, we'll need to look at this Robin collection [there's a dresser/changer, too] more closely. Genes says they have limited quantities of Robin for July delivery. If you get one, or see one in person, don't be a stranger about it.
Oeuf Robin Crib, $565, "Limited supply for July delivery. Pre-order yours today!" [shopgenes.com via dt reader geoff]
UPDATE: The Robin is also at Giggle, but with "early August delivery" [giggle.com]
And Genius Jones has it in Miami [geniusjones.com]