January 20, 2013



Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Donald M. Rattner.

GRO furniture is a remarkable solution to a fact of life: very little about a child stays the same for long. As most parents can attest, that can make things pretty expensive pretty fast. GRO’s genius is to turn this reality to advantage by designing a piece of children’s furniture that will change as the child changes – and change back when it’s time to pass it on to the next generation or sibling. In between it can break down and be stored flat-packed for space saving.

Things start, naturally, with the crib. As the child grows the crib will convert to a toddler bed, then to a daybed, next to a play table, and finally to a desk – all using simple conversion kits. This makes GRO furniture a potentially multi-generational cradle-to-college design solution.

GRO was designed by two architects, a fact reflected in its quality of construction and easy, hardware- and fastener-free assembly. Made in the USA.

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Lindsay on 01/21/13

I’ve been looking for something like this that could be combined with other units to eventually have, for example, a top bunk bed with a day bed and a crib underneath. Or even better, if the top bunk could be an XL twin and eventually have two twin beds side-by-side underneath it, that would be great! Ever heard of anyone working on this sort of thing?

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