The Leander Bed combines versatility with considered design; beautiful, simple and functional. Uniquely, the bed grows with the child, matching his or her change in needs as they progress from a baby to toddler and then older child. One purchase gives you 5 items of furniture in a single package.
The Leander bed is different from any other cot. It has been designed with the child?s perspective in mind, and the result is a stunning and stylish cot which converts into a junior bed via stages. The junior bed concept is not new, but the fact that this junior bed looks like a small adult?s bed is, and that the bed is low to the ground to suit small legs is also unusual.
Stig Leander Nielsen, the designer, says: "I wanted to create a child's bed, the Leander Bed, as a natural extension to the idea behind the Leander cradle. It annoys me that children's beds are so traditional, not taking the needs of the children into account. That's why I wanted to combine practicality of use with simple design language. We develop our products at the level of the child and experience the world through our little ones need for comfort and development."
Initially, the cot base can be raised to protect the parents' back. It is then dropped down to base level to ensure that the mobile baby is safe. As baby turns into a toddler with greater freedom to move, the first Leander bed adaptation takes place: one of the cot sides come off. The child still has the familiar feeling of security of the high sides they have known since birth but can now climb in and out by themselves.
As the child?s development progresses, the other three sides come off (all together) and the cot is now a small bed. The child's growth in height will tell you when to extend the Leander Bed into the junior bed (150cm long). The extension pieces required are part of your initial purchase, so there is no more to buy.
The Leander Bed takes the tradition of Scandinavian craftsmanship and design to a new level of excellence. With its oval shape, carved in Scandinavian beech, the bed is a sheer pleasure to the eye. The mattress consists of pocket springs with a cover of ecotex-treated quilted cotton. The cover has been through a special hypoallergenic process and is washable at 60 degrees C. Protection mattresses and fitted sheets are available separately for both cot and junior bed size.
The Leander Bed has won several awards in Europe and the demand for it can best be expressed by the fact that Leanderform has had to start their own manufacturing plant. No existing furniture maker in Europe could produce both the quality and the quantity required. The Leander Cot meets Australian Standard AS2172.
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