(The Gradient Crib, $7,500. Photographs courtesy of Nursery Works)
Is there such a thing as a status crib? Yes indeed—and when it's more like a piece of sculpture than a mere baby bed, it's easy to understand the appeal. Welcome to the world of Nursery Works
, where ultramodern designs combine with traditional joinery techniques and luxe materials (24k gold-plated aluminum, anyone?). Needless to say, the cribs are winding up in the nurseries of more than a few A-list celebrities. If it's good enough for Beyoncé, it's certainly good enough for you.
(The Vetro Crib, $4,500)
Kim and Kanye famously chose the clear acrylic Vetro
for North West's all-white nursery, immortalized in the pages of Vogue
. Whether or not you're a fan of the limelight-loving couple, it's tough to argue with the streamlined purity of the crib's design, which is handcrafted and 100 percent recyclable. And while baby North's bedroom may not lack for square footage, the Vetro's airy form would also be a good choice for less expansive spaces.(The Lydian, $6,900)
The wavelike form of the Gradient
is sure to appeal to parents with an avant-garde design streak. Our favorite Nursery Works product, however, happens to be the Lydian
, which marries a handsome walnut frame with a stunning square plated in 24k gold. Understated and opulent at the same time—these babies have some serious style surroundings to live up to.