Yesterday evening, MFM braved the darkness and rain to get an early bird preview of Maclaren’s newest products. A buggy? Nope, this time it’s beautiful furniture for your baby’s nursery.
While Maclaren is definitely best known for its lightweight umbrella-fold buggies, earlier this year it teamed up with designer David Netto to create stunning nursery furniture. Stocked in Harrods, the price tag for each piece was rather high-end – £1,350 for the Cabine cot and £1,150 for the changer. Now, David and Maclaren have two new collections ready for 2012, which will cost half as much.
The collections will be called Louis and Cub, and both feature a cotbed and a changer. The cotbed in each range has an adjustable mattress height and fixed side rail, and look just as chic when converted to a toddler bed. The changer’s top can be turned over so the piece looks just like a grown-up dresser once nappies are a distance memory.
Both team white and wood finishes together for an elegant, versatile look that will certainly be suitable once your child’s older. The Louis’ curvy legs make it feel a tad more country while the Cub’s clean straight-up-and-down lines make for a very contemporary feel.
We’ve been told the Louis cotbed will cost £550 and the Louis changer will be the same. While certainly more affordable than the first wave of Maclaren nursery gems, no doubt many of you will still wince at those prices! Definitely investment pieces, we think these could be ones to pop on the wish list if you’re having a baby shower, for family and friends to put money towards rather than bring gifts.