The innovative, Italian designed and made AVA — a cot, junior bed and desk all in one — is one product that will defintiely evolve with your family.
While there are many cots on the market with converter kits that you can buy as your child grows, the Ava cot from Plyroom is the first product in Australia that converts from a beautifully designed cot into a bed without the need for additional components, as well as later converting into a desk!
With an intelligent design, and using the eponymous European birch plywood, Plyroom and Totem Italia have collaborated to create something special for parents wanting maximum practicality coupled with a stunning design. Totem Italia’s designs push the boundaries of what one product can do. “Working with Totem Italia has been an exciting journey. We worked closely with an independent testing agency here in Australia to ensure the product adheres to all mandatory cot safety requirements in Australia and New Zealand. Whilst safety was our first priority, we needed to ensure it also retained the design simplicity synonymous with Totem Italia products,” says Plyroom founder, Elise Heslop.
Like all Plyroom products, the Ava cot is proudly designed and made in Italy and finished by hand. Using Totem Italia’s signature precision cut joinery with a unique interlocking system, means that all parts are held in place by solid wooden pegs and dowels. Ava requires no metal joins which ensures maximum product strength and integrity. The cot is flat-packed and the assembly process is surprisingly simple; no infamous allen keys or drills are necessary for assembly — the only tool needed to assemble this product is an old-fashioned hammer.
Made of FSC certified European birch ply and non-toxic water based finishes, the Ava cot features an adjustable mattress height for newborns and older babies. The organically shaped peepholes in the sides of the cot reflect the natural curves of nature and balance baby being able to see out whilst feeling secure.
Always passionate about sustainable and smart design, Totem Italia has designed this product so that the cot turns into a toddler bed without the additional expense or pieces of a conversion kit. “The cot also fits a standard size found in Australia, so mums and dads won’t have to search for a special-sized mattress or sheets and can take advantage of all the beautiful children’s cot bedlinen now available in Australia,” Elise adds.
The Ava offers a comfortable height for parents putting little ones down whilst also being low to the ground. The height of the junior bed is perfect for children as they transition from cot to bed as being close to the floor helps them feel safe. “The junior bed with safe and easy access also doubles as a reading couch and a place for quiet play,” she adds.
Ava can be a cherished piece beyond toddler years with its ingenious conversion to a desk with a clean, elegant, modern design. “The mattress base has round holes for proper ventilation of the cot and bed mattress but what’s fabulous about this is that these openings double up as glass or cup holders and are a great way to thread laptop cords neatly when Ava converts into a desk.”
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Ava costs $1,750. Buy online.