Kids’ products are becoming more and more sophisticated and Dutch home and living brand Maison Deux has perfectly tapped into this trend with its latest collection of rocking horses, Iconic Rockers.
Exhibiting at Maison&Objet in Paris, husband and wife duo Woes and Pia Weinberg were inspired by their newborn twins to create a brand that was minimalistic in beautiful pastel and neutral colours and would complement their home décor.
“We founded Maison Deux after the birth of our twin son and daughter,” explains Woes. “The celebration of new life and a turbulent start inspired us to build a new home. A home filled with products that are iconic, simple and have a playful twist.
“We wanted to create a family home for both parents and kids, where minimalism meets fun. Our products are not just practical for children, they are designed in a way that you actually want to leave the products out instead of hiding them away as they look good as a décor item and fit with the rest of the furniture.”
The young business has made quite an impression on the design scene and as part of Paris Design Week one of the city’s most iconic concept stores, Colette, decided to partner with the brand and stock its rocking horses.
“Collaborating with Colette is a major scoop for us and we are so excited to be part of such an amazing store,” says Woes.
The retailer feels the same way as Colette creative director, Sarah Andelman commented, “Finally there is a cute and friendly rocking horse.”
Crafted in the Netherlands, the limited edition rocking horses include Iconic Cloud, Iconic Watermelon and Iconic Bowler Hat. The rockers are made from high quality, natural materials including a contrast of solid French oak and fabric made from 100 per cent wool by Kvadrat.
They are upholstered with ultramarine blue by Kvadrat and the fabric is designed by Finn Sködt whose work favours clear, primary colours.
“They are simple, pure products with a playful twist,” says Woes. “Rocking the Iconics emphasises your child’s coordination and balance skills. It’s also the foundation for imaginative play.”
By Marion Gerritsen