Babies grow faster than you’d imagine rendering a large number of children’s products unusable after a short period of time. German design agency SchupplerSchwarz in its effort to change this situation of limited life-span has developed PerpetuumMobile – modular kids furniture that adapts to changing needs of a child over time.
PerpetuumMobile comprises two oval rings of plywood coated with a top layer of oiled maple veneer and a multi-purpose seating that can be altered in form so the piece of furniture can transform easily and quickly. The oval rings enable the to-and-fro motion, making it possible to use it as a crib, mobile, rocking horse, or even a chair over time with the growing baby.
Starting off as a baby cradle, it can be changed to mobile by placing the seat on the floor and attaching some toys. Thereafter, the PerpetuumMobile can be transformed into a rocking horse or a chair by flipping the seat in another way.
PerpetuumMobile transforming furniture evolves with babies as they grow up and develop new needs. This unique, convertible design that enhances the lifespan and usability over conventional baby furniture is what makes this idea an instant hit.