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Friday, January 21, 2011

Take comfort - behold the perfect glider!!

Every nursery needs the perfect, sink-in-and-say-aaaaah chair. Storytime, 3am feedings and baby's first attempts at mobility are all more comfortable with the perfect upholstered piece to climb into. Having designed spaces for expecting parents for the past 6 years, I've only found a few models that didn't scream GLIDER! or that weren't covered with toxic ultrasuede and excessive stain-guarding chemicals. Modern rockers by Q Collection Junior and Duc Duc led the pack with their non-toxic finishes and sustainably harvested woods. And now the trendsetters at DwellStudio have introduced two glider styles into their line that look enough like a chair to live in any room, but provide all the comfort of a traditional glider.

The Thompson and Savoy Gliders are available in 8 fabrics and take 6-8 weeks to produce. They are crafted from sustainable hardwood that is certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and covered in 100% cotton or natural linen. The glide mechanism is made from recycled steel. Both are a reasonable $1190.