Baltic birch and Radiata pine wood are machined on a CNC to create the the Contour crib. The design is created by machining a fluid surface out of solid Radiata pine.

"The 3D skin generates the slats which form an asymmetrical organic surface that explores continuous movement with no visual end," says manufacturer Nursery Works, a unit of MDB.

Nursery Work's solid wood cribs are bench-made in Los Angeles using traditional joinery techniques that "cannot be accomplished in mass-production," says the company. "For other cribs we employ precise CNC milling that allows us to realize designs that were previously unimaginable."

It arrives on the market August 20.

The crib, which converts into a bassinet, is made in Los Angeles by MDB, using similar systems as other Nursery Works products. MDB describes the production process:  

Nursery Works is a purveyor of cutting-edge juvenile products. Created for the ultra-chic, Nursery Works aims to bring high design into the nursery. Our designers work, whenever possible, in close collaboration with highly skilled American craftspeople to build each piece. Our products are made in low production runs that allow us to employ methods and materials that would be unavailable in typical mass production. We take pride in presenting new materials to the children’s industry that raise the bar in design, quality, and functionality for parents and babies around the world.

With each product Nursery Works strives to explore new materials and processes, including non-toxic, recyclable, acrylic; CNC-milled Baltic birch; 24k gold-plated aluminum; laser-cut, powder coated stainless steel.

In addition, many of our solid wood cribs are bench-made in Los Angeles using traditional joinery techniques that cannot be accomplished in mass-production. For other cribs we employ precise CNC milling that allows us to realize designs that were previously unimaginable.

This combination of the latest fabrication technology with traditional techniques and our cutting edge designs is unique to Nursery Works. Low- and no-VOC finishes are used across all our cribs and our white oak and black walnut are sourced from sustainably-managed, American forests. Our products are tested to governmental standards on an annual basis and are certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA).

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