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Designer Martin Price, a 2009 graduate from Central Saint Martin with a First-Class Honours Degree in BA Product Design, came up with the idea to design and craft a baby cradle that when outgrown or no longer useful can actually be sawn in half to become two functional rocking chairs.
The result is surprisingly attractive - both the cradle and the rockers are elegant and attractive pieces, each on their own as opposed to looking piece-meal.
The project grew out of his research and dissertation about looking into people's attachment to their possessions and understanding how they use objects to trigger memories of events and stories in their lives.
The piece was created in his workshop using ash wood with a foam mattress:
The computer rendering:
Martin lives and works in Brighton and is presently working as an intern for Roger Arquer.
See more of Martin's work here.
If you are a fan of modern rockers and rocking chairs, be sure to check these out: