Lukas Scherrer's Custom Bassinet
I'm always a fan of good DIY design, but Lukas Scherrer, the mastermind behind the San Francisco industrial design firm Shibuleru, has taken it to a new level. Check out this incredible bassinet he designed for his new daughter and created with the help of his wife. Never one to accept what's off the shelf, Scherrer has devised a hardy nest for his little one, and considering the bassinet's specifications and construction, it might just outlive her. Watch the slideshow and read along as he takes us through the process.
"A newborn comes with one difficult issue: a baby needs some things. Not many but some. Like a place to sleep. Now, there are pretty much only ill-designed and manufactured goods for babies out there and that is frustrating. So I decided to design and make a place to sleep for the little one myself, like many others have probably done before me. Thinking of a bassinet, there are a couple was of doing it. It can be cut from a solid hunk of something (wood, aluminum etc.) or put together from individual pieces. It should also be warm and comfortable without looking cute (that is what the baby is here for). Then there are baskets: Baskets are difficult because they might end up looking Biblical or feel like Mowgli was given away in it. But there can also be something light and elegant about the design."