It’s fun. It’s unique. It’s different. It is one of the most unlikely materials of choice when designing a nursery…clear acrylic. Some lovers of more traditional style furniture may say its cold and stark and has no room in a nursery but many furniture designers are fighting back with unique designs that are starting to appeal to all sorts of tastes.
Ubabub is one of those designers that has mixed the typically cold clear material with warm wood tones and soft lines to make a beautiful and unique crib. I first stumbled on to Ubabub through Lilly & Lolly awhile back and fell in love with their Pod Crib. I think the main reason why I loved it so much was because I had never seen anything like it before. With all the hype over crib bedding lately and whether or not to use bumpers I am loving the fact that with a crib like this you don’t need to worry about bumpers or skirts. Without any slats there is no need to worry over little arms and legs getting stuck. It’s beautiful by itself. It doesn’t need anything else to take away from its design. See all of those cute little shapes on the side? They have been laser cut to give additional airflow. Pretty cool huh?
Ubabub is now available in the US through a partnership with MDB and after showing at the ABC Kids Expo this year they are receiving a lot of press. Their Nifty Clear Crib also features their unique clear sides but in a bit more of a traditional silhouette. The shape kind of reminds me of the Oeuf Sparrow Crib.
Nurseryworks took the typically conservative nursery furniture world by storm with the introduction of their Vetro all acrylic crib two years ago. A crib made of 100% clear acrylic. Now that is something no one has ever seen before. Paired with the always fun Nook Pebble Mattress it looks sleek and fabulous!
This year at the ABC Show Nurseryworks unveiled that the Vetro crib will now be available in blue!Apartment Therapy
It looks like the MDB family is taking a clean sweep with the clear crib fad with Babyletto’s addition of the a new finish to their popular Harlow crib. If you are not fully committed to the clear revolution then you might want to look into the Harlow crib which will now only feature one side in clear while the other remaining three sides in the traditional wood. It is quite an interesting concept!Apartment Therapy