Cots respond to the specific needs of sleeping infants and their parents. Thier relatively small size means they can be positioned in the master bedroom, but also a children’s room. Because cots have a relatively short lifespan, they are either passed down in families, or are designed to be easily repurposed for another use.

The beech wood ‘Lulu’, a classic Danish design from 1963 by Dana Ditzel, now reintroduced by Brdr. Krüger, lays focus on practicality and durability. The cot itself can be rocked, and the wheels attached to its base increase its practicality and mobility.

Other alternatives are available too. Kenneth Cobonpue’s ‘Le Petit Voyage Crib’ is an airy, charming, woven basket that looks like a small boat and matches other designs in the extensive ‘Voyage’ range, which includes a daybed, a night table, and a bed among others.

Terry Dwan’s ‘Bloomington’ cot for Riva 1920 comes in an oval or rectangular variant, the latter with optional rockers, and addresses the issue of its own lifespan: it can be simply converted into a small sofa once its occupant grows out of it.

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