It’s funny how life events change your perspective on things. With the addition of two young boys to our family in the last few years (my brother’s children – not mine), I’ve had the absolute pleasure of being the uncle who can spoil them and buy them lovely presents. So, as it happens, your perspective on things change, I’ve known about Circu magical furniture for a while, but it’s only since I’ve been around young children again that I’ve come to appreciate just how difficult it is to create luxury furniture for children.
I’m sure that if you are a parent, you know exactly what I mean, the pieces need to be indestructible, but also magical and fun, and of course, you want it to look good too! Quite a task.
At Maison Objet in Paris in January, I spotted the fabulous hot air balloon bed with the cloud lamps hung around it. It was quite taken by it. What a fun piece to have in a child’s room, perhaps even more fun for the adults than the children.
The basket has been woven using traditional basketry techniques and the remaining structure made of wood. There are also drawers for storage and the bed can also be converted into a sofa. The ‘ropes’ have been hand made too. Synthetic fur and gold leaf details finish off the details of the fantasy air balloon. Lighting and a sound system are controlled by a mobile app with several options: choice of music, light effects, and sleep time.
Circu have a few pieces in their collection, other favourites of mine are the Rocky Rocket and the Bun Van Bed.
Rocky Rocket is an armchair made from fiber glass and lined with red velvet inside. It too has a light and sound system that you can control with an app.
The Bun Van Bed is super cool too, for the more hipster parent I think. Inside the van you’ll find a bed, sofa, several storage compartments, a tv and a mini-bar. Perhaps this has been designed for parents and not children? 😉
I love the fun and creativity of Circu magical furniture, and I’m looking forward to seeing what they produce next.