It sometimes seems that children’s belongings (toys, books, games, knicknacks etcetera) multiply overnight. Storage is one of the most important factors for any home with kids. Of course, while the options for parents are endless – boxes, buckets, cubes, tubs or crates – they are sometimes very boring or even slightly ugly.
French company Muskhane and their felted wool storage is the complete opposite of boring or ugly. Think daring, beautiful, different, totally unexpected and even a bit of a revelation. The felt is all handmade and dyed naturally in Nepal and the resulting storage articles are uber-cool. I adore the pod-like toy storage that hangs from the ceiling. The multi-coloured ‘corbeilles’ (baskets) also mix functionality and style seamlessly.
Making the products shine even more, Muskhane prides itself on being an environmentally and socially responsible company. Started by Thierry and Valérie Billot and inspired by their time in Nepal, Muskhane (‘smile’ in Nepalese) ensures working conditions and pay are fair and have partnered with a French association providing financial assistance to Nepalese students and families.
To buy, go to Lotus Bleu where the hanging nest sells for US$46 plus shipping.