The wonderfully stylish but understated Quax brings a welcome balance and simplicity to parenting that’s hard to ignore. This Belgian purveyor of innovative, quality nursery furniture is the perfect antidote to the hectic world inhabit. The striking modern lines and muted palettes are hallmarks of their coveted pieces, and their sleek furniture looks just at home in nurseries and kids’ rooms as it does the rest of the house. The Quax brand has been around since 2000, but if you’ve yet to encounter the brand, you would do well to take a peek at their forthcoming Earth collection.
The collection includes several additions to the existing product ranges in new beautiful earthy colours like the famous Rocking chair in Clay and Terra, Rocking baby bouncer, new Tipi with matching play mats in Terra, but also completely new designs like designer playpens, cots Heiko and Kumo, the ethnically inspired and handmade nursery bags, braided loom chairs, timeless vintage changing table and two furniture ranges Hai No Ki, and Flow.
Hai No Ki
Hai No Ki comprises three complementary pieces including an infant bed with two options; a newborn crib (120 x 60) and a convertible cot bed (140 x 70). As your little one grows, the cot bed can be adapted with a bedrail to embrace their development and independence safely. There’s no doubt that the entire collection creates a nursery of substance, but it’s entirely possible to achieve the same awe-inspiring results by mixing and matching with pieces by Quax or indeed existing furniture. That is the beauty of Quax furniture. The individual collections are distinct and separate but have the power and strength to stand alone.
The extended Hai No Ki cot bed takes on a new life when adapted with the safety bed rail. It assumes the appearance of a sophisticated day bed but with all the ash wood’s naked charm intact. We love how the natural grain creates unique detail on the individual bars. The contrast between the smooth curves of the rounded legs with the square edges and straight lines adds a contemporary air.
The small crib starts at €649, and the larger cot bed is €794,99. The bedrail for cot bed is priced at €99.
Hai No Ki’s Commode for Stylish Storage
A matching commode offers an alternative take on the standard changing table with its grown-up style and neutral positioning. It’s a vital feature of the Quax philosophy to furniture. The brand offers investment pieces that grow with your child, offering longevity and minimising waste. It’s a modern approach to interiors in every sense.
An exciting feature of the commode is the single slatted door that can be positioned to the left or the right to reveal two shelves or alternatively placed in the middle, providing a peek at the contents within. There’s ample room to store baby paraphernalia, including bedlinen and changing accessories, but similarly, the shelves can be used to showcase decorative objects and display items. Quax’s bamboo storage baskets (pictured below) conceal your belongings to preserve order and help to create an entirely different look for the commode with the centre door position.
Hai No Ki Commode Extension
The detail is subtle and understated, but everything is considered and engineered for purpose. The simple addition of the commode extension converts a chic sideboard into a changing table, but just as quickly it can be removed, ready to assume a new outlook with minimal fuss and effort.
The Hai No Ki wardrobe follows form with its elegant slatted doors and slender legs elevating it off the ground. There’ a framed design to the doors that gives way to 8 windows offering a mere glimpse of the contents within.
The Hai No Ki range is available in April 2021 but can be ordered in advance by talking to your local Quax stockist or representative.
It’s clear to see that the Flow collection shares the same design heritage, but the end product dispenses with the tightly packed, defined lines we witnessed in Hai No Ki and opts for soft contours and melamine fasciae. The range still possesses an air of stillness and an undeniable calm due to the natural palette of clay and white accented by natural wood. There’s harmony in the collection that lays the foundations for an oasis of peace. It’s everything a parent would want for a nursery – soothing, gentle and without chaos or clutter.
Just as the collection’s name suggests, there’s a movement that ripples through the pieces like the soft meandering of a gentle stream, giving nature a subtle prod in the right direction. The chest of drawers and wardrobe operate on a push system with a distinct absence of protruding handles. The finish is sleek and lustrous, free from bump hazards for little people and perfect for streamlined interior décor.
Timeless and elegant, the individual pieces grow with your child and are interchangeable with other Quax collections. Here we see the contemporary Flow commode and wardrobe teamed with the adapted cot bed, a piece that extends from toddler to teen years with ease. Think Scandi subtlety meets Manhattan loft living.
Wider bar apertures on the Flow crib and cot beds offer a sense of light and air for bright and breezy nurseries with a great vantage point for inquisitive little people.
The commode and wardrobes feature a top and tail beech contrast that brings equilibrium regardless of your choice of clay or white. It’s not just the aesthetic that is soothing – the storage pieces can conceal a mountain of child and baby paraphernalia keeping your nursery stylish, safe and serene. The same ingenious commode extension is available in the Flow range, offering safe table-top changing that can be dispensed with as soon as toilet training kicks in, restoring your chest to an ageless storage suite.
Should you choose to keep your commode top minimally clear or adorn with decorative items, you could opt for a compact changing station. Quax’s Vintage in white and natural fits the bill with a gliding shelf and space for storage baskets. Coupled with a grey linen and bamboo laundry basket, it’s every inch baby changing chic!
Quax furniture presents modern furniture with an eye on the future. The modular design ethos means whole new looks and room schemes can be created with the simple addition of other complimentary items. A circular table and deep bucket chairs with wooden legs continue the earthy feel creating a natural play area within the nursery.
All the new collections are available early 2021 (apart from The Hai No Ki which will be available in April 2021). Speak to your local Quax retailer to register your interest and order in advance or contact Quax directly at +32 (0)9 380 80 95 – email@example.com