There seems to be no end to the trend toward convertible nursery furniture, and the YiAhn bassinet is an exciting entry into the ring. But more than being a multifunctional piece of nursery furniture, the YiAhn is also a love story...
More specifically, according to the website:
This is a design story. This is a love story. This is a design love story by Min.
The YiAhn (pronounced "e-ahn") bassinet was created and named after the newborn baby of designer Min Kang. Of his design, Kang says:
Before I became a dad, I wanted to do something for my baby and decided to design and make a bassinet for my baby. I wished to make a bassinet that fulfills a functional purpose but should also serve the wants and needs of my growing baby. I found problems with research of existing products... I made an effort to solve the problems. The bassinet was designed to meet the needs of each phase of my growing baby. The bassinet can be used for many years by transforming into storage, chair, and table. I completed to build up the bassinet and my baby, YiAhn, is sleeping in the bassinet now.
Unfortunately, the YiAhn bassinet doesn't appear to be on the market yet. Though as a winner of the Red Dot Design Award at ICFF 2007, production might be just around the corner.
via Modern Urban Baby