“Form follows function” is a well-known phrase attributed to architect Louis Sullivan but Frank Lloyd Wright took the phrase one step further and said, “Form follows function—that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.”
That is just what the design of these unique modern baby cradles has accomplished. Form and function have become one. Very different in shape yet all are formed for one function—to snugly fit the small size of a newborn while providing a method of gently rocking baby to sleep.
Hard to choose a favorite. I love the man in the moon for its whimsy and the Moveo by Baby Suommo for its elegance. Your favorite?Baby’s Rocking Cradle by Martin Price separates to become two kid-sized rocking chairs….double “form follows function.” The elegant Moveo by Baby Suommo. Gotta love Italian design. German designed “Rocky” cradle by Jall & Tofta. Another double function cradle makes it easy to keep baby rocking. Piero Fornasetti Man in the Moon baby cradle….totally unique. Baby C ….just looks sleek and comfortable. Designed by Dripta Roy. So-Ro Cradle with walnut veneer on birch, Scandinavian design. A one-of-a-kind cradle entered into a design competition I just had to add it to the post. Simple design by Felix Keller called “The Wiege.”