Ever since my sister is pregnant, I've been trying to convince her to buy a vintage Juno bed, or one of it's recent remakes. In vain, unfortunately, cause she's already found another bed. So if my sister doesn't listen to me, maybe the readers on my blog do? ;) Here's a little ode to the beautiful Juno bed!
For the Danish this is probably all old news, because I learnt that the Juno bed is more or less part of their collective memory. But I only saw the little children's bed for the first time a few years ago, and ever since I've seen it popping up in a lot of interior productions about Danish homes. The bed was designed in the beginning of the 1940s by the Danish designer Viggo Einfeldt. Unfortunately my Danish is not that good (though with my Dutch background I can understand a little of it), but there's this very informative Danish website about the 'Juno seng'
, where you can read all about it's history. Some information about the bed's history in English can also be found here.
advertisements for the original Juno beds, via junosengen
One of the fun parts of the Juno bed is that's it's convertible into three different length settings, so that a child can stay in the same bed from baby to five or six years old (?... I'm not that into children's lengths!).
Though the original Juno bed isn't in production anymore, a lot of different reproductions are still being made in Denmark. With a bit of searching I already found the Sebra kili bed, the lille-per-seng and the new juno bed. A few weeks ago I also spotted the Noah bed, but that website seems to have vanished mysteriously... Maybe something with the copyright (cause I guess not every company can just start reproducing the original design)?