The typology of the changing table is determined by the need for a relatively high upper surface, to secure an ergonomic position for the person performing the task, as well as a storage space for diapers, clothing, baby powder and any other necessary supplies. However, changing tables have a short functional lifespan, and most families do not need one for more than a few years once or twice in their lives.
This means that changing tables often resemble generously proportioned sideboards with a wide top surface, which can often be removed once it’s not needed. The changing table then becomes an ordinary, fully functional sideboard, but can revert to its previous function just as easily.
All the products in this category follow this typology, and choice is simply a matter of personal preference. ‘Famille Garage Sideboard’, designed for Richard Lampert by Alexander Seifried, has open, colourful, plastic drawers, and Terry Dwan’s ‘Bloomington’ changing table for Riva 1920 is a more traditional, wholly wooden affair. Meanwhile, Blueroom’s plywood ‘family affair Changing Table’ is charming in its understated simplicity
Flötotto’s ‘Profilsystem’ changing table is designed as an integral part of a comprehensive modular collection which includes beds, sideboards, cupboards, desks and more. Jörg de Breuyn designs a variety of modules, including shelves, chests of drawers and sideboards, allowing for different combinations, such as ‘Changing Table Unit 5’ or ‘Changing Table Unit 3’. On the other hand, the ‘Caravan Dresser’, designed by Kalon Studios and also manufactured by De Breuyn, is a solitary, sober model which would not look out of place in a master bedroom.