The Delphy baby cot is the first items that we entirely dedicate to the oceans.
Materials and finishings
Its horizontal supports are made from solid wood (white cedar) that come from sustainably managed forests, and its side bars are made from rattan cane.
Not to be confused with bamboo, rattan cane is sustainable and rot-proof. Rattan brings an air of suppleness and lightness to the Delphy bed, all the while being strong and flexible.
Delphy is one of the rare rattan bed that combine and certified with the European and French standards of baby safe furniture.
Evolution and functionality
It has two wheels, so as to be able to easily move the bed wherever you want, whenever you want. The base of the bed can be set at two levels to adjust to the age of your baby. With its format in 60 x 120 cm, it is the ideal bed for babies to sleep on in their first years.
What is rattan, and why is it a material that is sustainable?
Rattan originates from the tropical forests of South East Asia. It is a climbing plant (member of the palm tree family) which uses trees to help itself climb rapidly to the top of the forest canopy.
This liana grows like weeds and produces the material used to manufacture furniture seven times faster than regular trees! Each plant can grow to an impressive height of 200 m.
The harvest is done by hand, the top of the plant is cut off at the base and replanted at the base of the tree, ready to grow again.
The plant is picked up and then separated into multiple parts: the stalk is used to make rattan cane, and the skin is peeled and used for the weaving and knotting.
Our rattan furnitures are hand made by qualified artisans who have transmitted their knowledge of the plant from generation to generation, which creates exquisite pieces of furniture constructed to resist the test of time.
Not only is rattan itself a sustainable resource, but it also creates a cash crop for the people living in the tropical forest. This crop encourages the preservation of the ecosystem: it is an alternative to deforestation for agriculture or the production of palm oil.
Furthemore, rattan creates beautiful furniture, respectful of the environment. Or at least that's what we think!