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Nature King’s story began when we were expecting our firstborn. We wanted to lay our baby in a cradle for the first months of his life like our ancestors did. Historically it was a cradle carved out of birch tree that was hung in a ceiling next to the parents bed. By hanging the cradle we would achieve the soft movement that soothes the baby and gives him a deeper and longer sleep. We wanted this to be achieved as simple and sustainable as possible.

we are Elina and janis. Both of us are architects with love of exploration and creating and this new need for such a specific and important thing urged us to build it ourselves. We’ve always believed that building our own designs gives the most love to the object created. Elīna’s mom Māra came to help us with her skills in macrame and so we began.

Our success in raising our loved firstborn and the positive feedback from other parents and friends gave us the idea to turn it into something more. To help other people who feel similar needs for their child to have the best care and love. To give the parents the ease of mind. To let their child be connected to nature. That’s how Nature King was born.

 
 

April 10, 2018

from idea to product

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The quality is important to us. Every single product is made with precise attention to details. It takes time to go from an imagined idea to a ready product. In the process of development every part goes though the process of sketching, modeling and testing until it is perfected. For us it is important that what we make is not only high quality, but also simple, ergonomic and easily transformable. The most crucial part of our designs are using natural materials for the child to feel the most gentle textures and develop a strong connection with the nature.

The wood adds the feeling of warmth, coziness as well as rigidness of the frame. In contrast to that we’re adding the macrame that add the lightness and the feeling of exquisite detail to it. We’re using natural Latvian oak wood and organic cotton cords for weaves. For the pillows we’re using natural linen and cotton fabrics and Latvian traditional filling - buckwheat hulls. Linen fabric material properties like the naturally developing folds and the texture is special to the touch. buckwheat hulls compliments this with adjusting to the body of the baby and creates some sort of a soft white noise for the baby to fall asleep.

All of this is carefully hand crafted, to transfer our love for our design into your home and family.