As a special preview of the LA Baby Show, coming up on the weekend of November 5-6, we have interviewed or profiled many of the Show’s vendors and participants. You can read all about them on this Show blog, but of course the real fun is experiencing the Baby Show in person.
Tickets to the Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual, and can be purchased here.
Too often, parents have to sacrifice design and efficiency to ensure their baby’s cribs and chairs are safe. Micuna, one of the most popular brands in Europe, has come to America with their beautiful and hand-crafted designs that are also at the forefront of safety, eco-friendly production, and innovation.
We spoke with a member of the Micuna team to learn more about them.
For someone unfamiliar with Micuna, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Based in Valencia, Spain, we have more than 40 years of experience providing Europe with quality and modern baby furniture. Micuna’s mission is to offer parents stylish, high-quality, safe, and eco-friendly new choices for baby furniture and accessories, delivered with a unique international design and at an affordable price.
Our core offerings include the Micuna OVO High Chair, SMART FRESH Bassinet and two crib offerings: the LIFE Crib Collection and HARMONY Evolutionary Crib.
What is the background of Micuna? When did it start, and how has it evolved since then?
Micuna was founded in 1973 by Francisco Garcia Moreno. From its inception, Micuna has set trends within the children’s furniture sector, such as the introduction of wooden cribs at a time when metal cribs dominated the market. Micuna is Spain’s leader in children’s furniture and accessories, and is one of the three largest European manufacturers of cribs and furniture for children.
Micuna today has become a leading global and award-winning baby furniture and accessories brand exporting the company’s collections to more than 35 countries worldwide, now including the U.S. We are proud to be the recipient of two 2016 Eco-Excellence Awards which recognize excellence for companies and their products that stand out for their social and environmental sustainability.
We take great pride in knowing that more than a million and a half children around the world have been able to use our products.
What are the most popular and/or newest products from Micuna?
Our LIFE crib grows with baby from birth and stands out for its many color combination possibilities which mom and dad can choose. This stylish crib has a longer lifespan as it is able to easily convert into a toddler bed. With four initial color tones already set for them, parents also have a range of 16 spindle shades from which they can choose three, and combine them with the crib base in natural wood or white. Thanks to our online customizer, parents can now visualize what they have in mind and play with colors until they find the best combination to create the custom crib of their dreams.
Our minimalist and modern HARMONY evolutionary crib features Nordic style and is designed for use with little ones through their first years. With its extra conversion kit and a mattress support, the HARMONY has a longer lifespan than other cribs as it can convert into a twin sized bed. Its exceptional features include its slightly curved shape that makes it an ideal product for parents seeking a beautiful and safe crib which saves space at the same time.
Designed for baby to sleep safely and soundly while parents sleep quietly, our SMART FRESH is the perfect bassinet for the baby’s first months, combining a pure design with modern and simple features that make every mom and dad fall in love with it. Also, the bassinet allows parents a total view of their baby thanks to its breathable mesh fabric, which also fresh air flow to baby.
One of our signature products is our award-winning, posh, and stylish OVO high chair which combines comfort and safety with elegant design. OVO is made with solid beech wood from sustainable managed forests. This striking chair is incredibly practical too as it converts into a toddler chair. Even the special box it comes packaged in can be used for home décor!
The OVO high chair is our best-selling product and is desired by many celebrities. We hit the mark with this beautifully-designed high chair, which is also displayed at “The Modern”, the restaurant of the MoMa Museum in NYC and many other high design restaurants and hotels.
The Smart bassinet is probably our second best-selling product.
What sets Micuna apart from other baby furniture companies?
There are several things that set us apart from other baby furniture brands.
First, we are committed to beautiful design of handcrafted, high quality, eco-friendly products, yet at affordable pricing.
Second, our strong commitment to the environment and conscious, ecofriendly practices combining traditional methods with new technologies create a more efficient production process. All of our products are made from materials like solid beech wood from sustainable forests and their coating process is performed with water paint. We strongly believe in a way of life respectful to the planet, so that our babies will be able to enjoy the beauty of nature when they grow up.
Our products adapt and grow as baby grows too, having a longer lifespan than any other cribs and high chairs. For example, our OVO high chair evolves to a toddler chair and can convert into a higher chair, our LIFE crib can convert to a toddler bed, and our HARMONY crib converts to a twin sized bed.
What can parents expect to see from Micuna at the LA Baby Show?
Parents can expect to see the complete Micuna collection of beautiful cribs, bassinets and high chairs handmade in Spain with an honest innovative design. We will also be showing some new products, for the very first time to consumers, that will be previewed at the ABC Show in Las Vegas. This will include our new rocking chair with bassinet included and new Smart Fresh Bassinet with a night light along with an exclusive version of our OVO high chair, our best selling product.
To learn more, head over to micunausa.com