I recently spent far too much time trying to track down bloom’s (you know they love having you write their name and products in lower case so it’s not a grammatical error…) alma urban cot after seeing it on Droolicious, so as soon as I got notification that it was going to be landing on our shores at John Lewis, I pondered whether we should have another baby so that I can justify getting one. Joking!
The four dads behind the popular designer highchairs, table and chair sets, and loungers (read: bouncers) with sleek sexy materials, beautiful curves, clever innovations, and strong eco ethics have struck again with a folding cot, no less. Declaring ‘sleep…fold…store’ with this contemporary, minimalist design, I am in lust!
The alma urban cot is a unique concept that features a space-saving folding design that enables you to concertina it into slim column and shazam, you instantly create space and it can be stored away. Available in coconut white or my favourite, deliciously crisp gala green, it’s made from solid wood sourced from sustainable sources and it has a low voc finish – in laymans terms that’s ‘volatile organic compound’ and this cot’s coating has very low emissions that comply with environmental standards. It also features stainless steel detailing for a sleek finish.
What’s fantastic is that there are no tools required for assembly which should make for a painless experience. It’s got two heights making it suitable from birth to two years, so you can skip the moses basket/crib and jump straight to yummy cot, plus it has lockable castor wheels.
Normally when I’ve come across space-saving cots, they tend to be cardboard, which of course has it’s cool and eco-factor, but they fall short on lifespan and looking like a fully fledged piece of furniture.
What with the credit crunch and all that rather painful jazz, if you’re short on space and like most of us, can’t afford to move, this is certainly an affordable solution. It’s due in later this month at John Lewis where it will be £300 – updated – it’s now available.