Evelyn Lee

Oeuf Eco-friendly Convertible Crib

by , 11/01/07

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Here’s a cute convertible crib with a modern aesthetic and the flexibility to remain useful as your baby becomes a toddler. The Oeuf Crib will take your newborn through their toddler years with the Toddler Bed Conversion Kit, turning the super cute crib into a modern bed for your growing little one. We love this approach to sustainable design- designing for changing needs and delivering stylish function for years to come.


In a little more than two steps, the crib turns into a bed bed (and back to crib for a younger brother or sister) by removing the side panels and replacing them with the Toddler bed side panels, which ensures that even the most restless of sleepers won’t go rolling out of bed.

The multi-use and design for long lifecycle isn’t the only environmentally friendly aspect of the Oeuf Crib – every material which went into building the crib was carefully considered as well. The base is made from solid certified Birch, and the walls of the crib are made from environmentally friendly MDF from recycled wood fibers, covered with a non-toxic white lacquered finish.

Taking after its namesake, Oeuf (that’s “egg” in French), the designs are both simple, clean, and entirely functional. Sophie Demenge an Michael Ryan, the husband-and-wife designers and founders of Oeuf created the line in 2002 for the new generation of design-conscious and environmentally-aware parents.

+ Oeuf Conversion Crib

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9 Comments

  1. Judy Blume September 27, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Firstly, I applaud for their efforts to move in this eco-friendly direction and I am not saying that these cribs are not eco friendly or even much better than most, but people must evaluate claims of sustainability carefully and companies making such claims should offer more information to back up such claims for concerned and increasingly informed citizens.

    Take eco-MDF for example, sure it has recycled wood content, but what about the resins used to bind that wood? There are ‘less toxic’ forms of MDF, but better is not necessarily ‘eco-friendly’ or even completely safe. When you think green, think arguments for ‘low-fat’ mayonnaise.

    We must all be careful of ‘green washing’ and over exaggerated claims. In order for such things to be sustainable, they have to be recoverable, recyclable, or reusable, consider the sourcing of their materials (local, ethical, toxicity, etc.), fair trade, low shipping distances, support ethical labour practices in their manufacture, and not contribute to excessive consumerism. If this product just ends up in a land fill or is only 30% recoverable after its 3-4 year life cycle, then it is only marginally better than most of its conventional counterparts. If it is not or the company has take-back programs after the products useful life-cycle is adopted, then they should make that information explicit or consumers should ask for those policies to be implemented.

  2. niezap May 17, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Hi

    I would like to know the price of the oeuf crib as well as how to order it.
    Thank you
    Anne-pascale

  3. The Accidental Environm... March 27, 2008 at 7:56 am

    [...] If you are looking for a modern, design-oriented but also Eco-friendly crib then look no further. This Mercer Crib is hip, stylish yet green and costs much less than the coveted Oeuf Crib. [...]

  4. A Little Green Just for... November 8, 2007 at 4:34 am

    [...] series filled with sustainable design ideas like the DucDuc Eco-Friendly Austin Crib or the Oeuf Eco-Friendly Convertable Crib, both designed to grow with your children. Or fun decor like the Endangered Species A-Z Graphic [...]

  5. jc November 7, 2007 at 11:26 am

    The crib is awesome! We love ours! Thanks Oeuf!

  6. Mifuyne November 6, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    What would’ve made this better is if the sides of the crib can be converted to the ones for a toddler without having to buy anything extra. That way, you’re definitely reusing the materials that’s already there. In fact, this caught my attention because I thought that’s how it worked.

  7. Jill Fehrenbacher Jill November 2, 2007 at 11:22 am

    Barbara-

    “The multi-use and design for long lifecycle isn’t the only environmentally friendly aspect of the Oeuf Crib – every material which went into building the crib was carefully considered as well. The base is made from solid certified Birch, and the walls of the crib are made from environmentally friendly MDF from recycled wood fibers, covered with a non-toxic white lacquered finish. “

  8. Barbara Piplits November 2, 2007 at 11:06 am

    I wonder what makes this design sustainable? The material? The paint? To claim sustainability because you can convert it from crib to toddler bed is a bit poor. It gives you, in the best case, a useful life expectancy of three years until the kid grows out of it. That is not enough of a feature to claim sustainability!!!

  9. Ulrike November 1, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    Even more eco-friendly? Family bed!

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