Cuckooland’s Top 10 Kids Bed Designers of All Time
Rise and shine, sleep fans! If you (like us) relish a sound night sleep (for yourselves and your mini me’s) this list is just for you! Its time to reveal our Top 10 Kids Bed Designers of All Time. But before we do, here’s the wherefore and the why:
Because each designer has their very own collection of children’s beds (providing plenty of choice outside this top 10), we thought we’d compile a list that focuses on the designers as well as their products – its a great way to give these fabulous designers a shout out and at the same time provide our customers with the info they need (and the thumbs up) to make one of the most important product purchases of the year! Using various sales metrics, customer reviews and our very own factory tours we’ve piled together our favourites – our favourites ever, in fact – to show you what makes the most enviable designers so special. Right then, let the list begin…
10. Fun Furniture
Road trips are a joy, and our next designer hits that fun factor effortlessly with their standout Camper Van Bed. Infused with the strength of amazing concepts, Fun Furniture is the big daddy of custom made novelty beds, which really can turn your child’s bedroom into a wonder emporium for the imagination. A sliding door whispers goodnight to your little angel, whilst you can emblazon a 3D logo on the van itself for a totally unique finishing touch.
An artistic feel has given Parisot pride of place for many Cuckooland customers. It’s not a mystery as to why – their Parisot Higher Kids High Sleeper Bed with Desk & Wardrobe, for example, has an up-market sheen and fresh designer elements like built in hangers for dressing gowns, shelves above and below for favourite books and a clever built in desk for homework and studying. With over 80 years of experience, Parisot produces quality products manufactured to the highest standards. They are also committed to protecting the environment, creating stylish products that are functional, innovative and adaptable and that suit the demands of the eco conscious 21st century and an ever evolving and loyal customer base.
8. Oeuf NYC
At Oeuf they believe strongly in taking care of our big beautiful planet, ensuring their products are environmentally sound. Each product has been finished with non-toxic, child friendly, water-based paints, and packaged with recycled materials. During production the waste wood is ingeniously reprocessed into briquettes which are then used to heat the Latvian factories in the winter – they really are good eggs at Oeuf! Combining intuitive design, ethical manufacturing processes and sustainable materials, it’s easy to understand why they’ve become one of the most respected and independent brands in the kids furniture market!
Flexa have been specialists in the design and manufacture of Scandinavian inspired childrens furniture since 1972 and they’re pretty famous in Belgium. All Flexa furniture is constructed from wood collected from northern latitudes, which is a naturally slow growth process ensuring top quality wood with minimal knots where nothing is wasted. All wood byproducts from their furniture are made into pellets and used to generate heat and energy thus recycling at source. Their emphasis really is on making childrens surroundings safe, stimulating, creative and fun! As their slogan says ‘designed by experts – tested by kids’.
6. Oliver Furniture
Sometimes an elegant purchase is just what your child needs, especially when they hit secondary school. Oliver Furniture brings a smart touch to their setup with items like the Luxury High Loft Bed, standing tall and refined in the modern bedroom. Kids from 8+ will grow into the lush curves of this classic, making your investment count as they stray into teenage-hood. There’s also a generous space underneath for any bits and bobs to accumulate in.
Yep, it’s a shout out to us! Here at Cuckooland we listen to the customer (and thousands call in seeking advice and sharing their thoughts) on what they want from a kids bed and then we design and manufacture it. When we decided to produce the Explorer Treehouse Bunk Bed (left) our goal was to make a sturdy, well built bed that was both stylish and affordable. At £299 for the Explorer, we think we smashed it. Watch this space for more childrens beds designed and built in the coming year…
Cuckooland staples for some time now, Woood continues to amaze us with their bold, eco-friendly take on pine products. Their Teepee Cabin Bed exemplifies this: a simple frame that does a lot to bring a room to life. Kiddies will feel like they’re out in the elements, braving a calm night under the stars. It’s hard to come by a more natural state of slumber…
Danish maestros Lifetime go a step further in delivering a strong, homely aesthetic to their cabin styles. You can see the attention that goes into their constructs, like this Hangout Mid Sleeper Bed, which features quirky rafters and a play area below. The timber is sturdy natural pine, sourced from controlled forests, so the forests are replanted and the varnishes and stains used for the finish are water-based and environmentally friendly. The high sides of the beds, the smooth finish of the wood and the extremely stable construction guarantee a sleeping-place that meets the highest possible safety standards as well as ticking that all important ‘wow factor’ box.
2. Mathy By Bols
Our next designer encapsulates true creativity, providing kids with a hangout spot that dreams are truly made of. Mathy By Bols has constructed a treehouse (the ultimate base for make believe when we’re young) that your son or daughter can enjoy every single night. It’s a smashing centrepiece for kids who crave adventure, calling out from the top windows when they wake or holding the fort from their sibling.
Ending on an exceptionally high note, this award-winning bed from Vox is just bursting with cool features, symbolising the designer’s skills at solving a number of bedroom conundrums at once. It adds so much to space-conscious rooms, with a walk-in dresser, shelving lights and wardrobe rails packed into a single furniture piece. We can’t wait to see what other combos the Vox team dream into existence.
Wow… all of that excitement has made us sleepy! Cuckooland’s heart lies with making children and their homes happy. Now that you’ve feasted upon a smattering of what our top designers can do, take the time to see what else we have to offer in our kid’s beds range.
If you have any questions about our fave pieces and designers, call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll gladly point you in the right direction.