I just received a newsletter from Stokke with a sneak preview of their new products to be introduced at the ABC show. With their permission, I am sharing the highlights with you here.
We’ve asked for it. You’ve asked for it. And now, they’ve delivered. Car seat adaptors are now available for the Xplory, one for Graco and one for Perego. This was the only weakness in the Xplory system, and I’m delighted that they’ve addressed it. We’ve seen a surge of interest in the Xplory since the Babybag (bassinet) debuted earlier this year, and I’m sure this development will only fuel that momentum. Due to a design modification for this attachment, the adaptor will only work on the most recent chassis models, with serial numbers greater than 24770. There is no retrofit kit in the works.
Stokke is also releasing mosquito netting that fits both the Xplory seat and the Babybag. It will be included with new Xplory textile kits (the seat and canopy fabric), and available as an accessory. The Babybag will also include a rain cover very shortly.
Tripp Trapp & Furniture
The big story here is color. The Tripp Trapp, the Sleepi and all the elements in the furniture system will be available in two new finish colors – white and walnut. The Tripp Trapp will also be available in Turquoise. The walnut finish is quite dark and very striking. The white is a no-brainer, and I’m glad they’ve done it.
With the Stokke furniture gaining so much popularity lately, it’s logical that some bedding companies would sit up and take notice. Rather than quashing outside innovation in favor of selling their own fine bedding collection, Stokke has been actively persuing partnerships with some of the hottest names in high-end baby bedding. Now, they have announced that Dwell Baby, Serena & Lily, BabyStar and Perlimpinpin will all be offering Stokke sets this fall. This is in addition to Gus & Max, who was the first to design Stokke bedding sets, and Bebechic, who offers custom bedding for Stokke.
As well, Stokke has released six new bedding sets of their own, which look spectacular. With a 400 thread count, these sheets are really something special.
Anyway, keep your eye on Stokke. I continue to be impressed with the direction they’re taking, both with their products and their marketing. I’m looking forward to seeing all this in person.