If you want real quality and something that will stand the test of time then you should seriously consider Sorelle. There are very few other manufacturers who can match its cribs in terms of build quality and elegant design; Pali, Munire and Basset cribs being just a handful that can offer cribs that are as good.
If you’re looking for something more ornate then the Regal might be the perfect choice. Despite having straight rails at the head and foot, the fluted legs lend this piece a somewhat grand appearance (incidentally the Munire Newport crib has very similar detailing – you should definitely compare the two). Also, unlike the previous models discussed so far, the Regal crib comes with mini siderails, however the adult rails are still an optional extra. As you might expect with this ‘grander style’ the finishes are in dark rich woods; Autumn, Cherry and Espresso.
The pioneers of introducing and establishing designs for the modern furniture includes names such as Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll Bassett, Hans Knoll and Herman Miller. The designs forms introduced by them included shiny sideboards and stools, pedestal tables and round sofas.
Needless to say, furniture today is priced more for its design than for its make. There is a lot less handwork in the furniture and more machine work. This makes manufacturing costs lower, as furniture parts can be manufactured on an assembly line. However, the design is all that adds to the cost.
2. Armless chairs – These chairs are more modern and elegant. Imagine a typical upholstered chair but without the arms. Armless chairs have a cushion seat and back. Some styles will have a curve to the back while others are just a straight back. Most armless chairs have visible legs with finished wood.
Bassett furniture is the largest manufacturer of wooden adult bedroom furniture. The company manufactures bedroom and dining room furniture, beds are available in twin, full, queen, king and California king. The furniture is made from a variety of wood solids and veneers including clear pinstripe pine, birch and poplar. Bassett specializes in hand crafted furniture for bedroom, dining room, living room, home office; rugs, mirrors, bedding and numerous accessories, offered in a variety of finishes such as cherry, oak, ebony, and others. Crafted from high-quality wood, including cherry solids, select hardwoods, fine veneers, rattan, and wicker.
The American Home crib owes its styling from the American Colonial period. It has very simple straight edges and thin slats. The height of the headboard is much higher than the other collections from Bassett. It comes with streight rails and looks beautiful when converted to a toddler bed.
The Hamptons is another restrained and elegant convertible crib by Sorelle. It is reminiscent of American colonial styling – straight, simple spindles, with straight foot and head rails. Although available in Autumn and Candle Light finishes, to my mind, this crib looks its best in a Cherry finish.
Furniture designing has become as important as fashion designing or building architecture. Several furniture architects have gained wide repute. A few among them are Herman Miller, Florence Bassett, Hans Knoll and Charles and Ray Eames. They are pioneers in various new designs of furniture, which include modular sofas and highly abstract lamps.