File this one under “Ever-Growing List of Gorgeous Things Celebrities Own That We Never Will.” It’s pretty much the most beautiful cradle I have ever seen. With the most extraordinary price tag.
The So-Ro Cradle (“be calm” in
Norweigan) is a stunning piece of furniture; walnut-covered baltic birch
plywood, artfully crafted into a safe haven for babies that feels right
at home with the Eames and the Noguchi. It rocks forward-to-back, not
side-to-side which So-Ro creator Ane Lilian Tveit, a neurological expert,
discovered soothes babies much better. And it’s evidently built with all
kinds of safety in mind including a tilted mattress with various degrees of
elevation at the head to promote the flow of oxygen.
While I want to make fun of the $800 price tag (zomg!), Ane devotes the other half of her work hours to working with disabled
children. If the Jennifer Garners and Tori Spellings of the world are helping to support her
with their baby furniture purchases, more power to them. -Liz
Find the Scandinavian So-Ro Cradle online at So-Ro-Cradle.com