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MOEP - a strong bond between parents and baby
MOEP
For a strong bond between parents and their newborn.
The strong bond between parents and their newborn finds expression in MOEP, a hybrid between a rocker and a crib.

Its design connects the two focal points of a baby’s bedroom, the rocking chair and the cradle, linking them with a sturdy and fully visible mortise-and-tenon connection. A red cord, symbolic of the ties that bind,
 
runs under the two pieces, connecting them in a double knot.

After the baby has outgrown its crib, it is easily converted into book shelf. The chair just keeps rocking, providing a familiar space for bonding moments. 

Inside dimensions cradle: Length 0.80 m/2.62 ft., width 0.45 m/1.48 ft., height 0.30 m/0.98 ft.
Dimensions chair: Width 0.45 m/1.48 ft., depth 0.60 m/1.97 ft., height 0.80m/2.62 ft.
Dimensions chair with cradle: Length 1.25 m/4.10 ft., width 0.60 m/1.97 ft., height 0.80 m/2.62ft.


Material: Birch plywood (FSC), Egger paper-laminate (EPD type 3)

Colour: off-white.

For sale.

Made in Holland.

Photography: Ivo Knubben
PHILOSOPHY OF OUR DESIGNS

We are living in an era in which many products are offered to us as so called black boxes, even as the complexity of these products increases dramatically.

The paradox here is that - partly due to the development of (graphical) user interfaces - the end user is more and more comfortable and at ease with using products, while at the same time is less aware with the real and often complex mechanisms that lie behind them.

Seen from this perspective, it seems that today’s end-users are increasingly out-of-touch with the products they use.

Our work is about demystification. The most striking element of our designs is that the most important mechanisms and constructions of the products are made visible.
All products of Studio Dirk Ploos van Amstel are designed and made according to this whitebox-approach.
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