Designer storage with longer shelf life

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Rather than try and stop my one year old from writing on the furniture, here’s a gorgeous yet functional piece of craftsmanship I’d be more than happy for him to attack with felt-tip pens.

The low Bookshelf Recto Verso (Ä990) from French design stable Nonjetable can also be used as a space divider and the white back panels are washable surfaces specially designed for children (and adults) to ‘express their individuality’ (i.e. scribble madly on the walls).

There is also a built-in CD/DVD storage unit which can double as a doll’s house or secret hidey-hole for that special car or dinosaur collection. And at just over one metre high (it measures 120 x 112 x 30cm), it’s the perfect height for little ones. And when they’re finished with it, this piece will still function as a great piece for your living room or bedroom.

I have also been gazing longingly at the Suspended Bookcase (Ä355) – a hanging bookcase which can be fixed to the wall either horizontally or vertically, or simply leaned vertically against a wall or in a corner.

Nonjetable is the brainchild of interior designer and stylist Meri Von Renteln, who is originally from Finland and now lives outside Paris. With her roots in Scandanavian design, Rentein chooses to work with natural birch and aims to produce pieces that ‘won’t become boring or outdated and … will carry on looking good for a very long time.’

Well we’re big fans here at Babyology of this practical, durable and environmentally-friendly furniture range which, while at the blow-out end of the budget, is designed to be kept and passed on from generation to generation.

You can purchase these stunning pieces of furniture from Little Fashion Gallery.

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