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Gammel Mønt 25
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PRODUCTS


play-fold-bird / little bird mobile / cuddly bird - scroll down to read more



ADULTS SEE A BEAUTIFUL BLANKET THAT CAN TURN INTO A BIRD.
CHILDREN SEE A FLYING BLANKET TURNING INTO A BIRD THAT CAN FLY OR A SWAN THAT CAN SWIM OR A DINOSAUR OR AN AIRPLANE.
THEY SEE NEW THINGS ONLY LIMITED BY THEIR IMAGINATION.
IT ENCOURAGES THEIR CREATIVITY AND THEIR COORDINATION – BUT ABOVE ALL THEIR APPETITE FOR EXPLORING, FABULATING AND FANTASIZING.





little bird mobile
beautiful decoration – engaging stroller toy – soft grasping toy

The little bird mobile does not only look lovely above bed, it can also engage your baby over the changing table or acticity center. The two colourful birds can be separated and your baby will love to touch them, play with them and be curious about how to button and unbutton.
Put the string on your stroller, button the birds on and they will entertain your baby while on the go.
Available in 2 basic colour combinations and the limited cph-edition with 4 colour combinations.
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play-fold-bird
Beautiful blanket – soft sleeping bag – cuddly bird

play-fold-bird is a beautiful and soft blanket that hides a secret: Inspired by ancient Asian origami technique and combined with Danish simplicity it can be shaped in ways that only children’s imagination limit. The combination of stitched patterning that functions as fold lines and some well-placed ties, play-fold-bird easily transforms from quilted blanket into a cuddly bird. The blanket will follow your child in its development, in the first months, the blanket is a cuddly nest in the buggy and crib. Later on it will be your childs play mat and an inspiring toy for small explorers.
Available in 6 colour combinations.
Play-fold-bird is a registered design and is part of the DANISH CRAFTS COLLECTION 17.
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cuddly bird
Calming security blanket – snuggly bird – stimulating toy

Use this soft organic cotton jersey cuddle as a calming toy or cuddle blanket to comfort your baby with. The cuddle blanket has colours flaps with Velcro, encouraging your child to investigate how to open and close them and match the colours. Fold the cuddle along the stitches and match the coloured flaps and turn it into a soft bird.
Available in 2 colours
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STORY



" FABELAB combines the 2 words
FABEL + LABORATORY,
storytelling and working with the stories that inspire us. "




"As an architect and mother of 2 girls, I get inspired by both my work and my children to develop creative products for cuddling, playing and everyday use. I like those small moments of amazement which we often dont realize enough in our everyday routines. I wish to encourage storytelling by designing products that leave space for imagination and the freedom to create your own story around it.”

says Michaela Weisskirchner-Barfod founder and designer of FABELAB, who lives with her husband and two daughters in Copenhagen. With her background in architecture and scenography, previous work experience with international architects and the Copenhagen Royal Theatre, Michaela combines spacial principles and storytelling into functional and inspiring products.

...small things can make a difference...
FABELAB believes in taking responsible actions regarding production and following a zero waste philosophy that encourages the redesign of resources. For example, when we designed our Little Bird Mobiles, we saw the opportunity to make them from the cut-offs of our blankets – this way all material can be used and nothing goes to waste.
We will participate in social projects, recently we have donated our blankets to the Danish organisation Mødrehjælpen who supports families in crises.
This way we can tell stories about other people, other cultures and much more.





RETAILERS



SHOP ONLINE


austria

der kleine salon, Vienna + online

mumok shop, Vienna

Fabelwelt, Vienna

france

milk & beer, Paris

Lulu & Cie, Paris

My Kingdom, online

Pepas, Paris

Germany

d.nik, Berlin

The Netherlands

uit 't Noorden, online

de babymolen, online

Switzerland

my little room, online

USA

BOND gifts NY - online

Australia

Kids Interior Design, Ivanhoe

Japan

Andersen Bakery, Hiroshima

ten tokyo, Tokyo - online


denmark

Illums Bolighus, København K

asta's, København K

Purløg&Persille, København S - online

modern mood, Sønderborg - online

Emanuels Design Shop, online

Karrusella, København K

My lille limon, København - online

enula 9, København Ø - online

Abel Spendabel, Frederiksberg

Lirum Larum Leg, online

Karma Kids, Hellerup - online

Little Lights, online

my first shop, online

Norway

Robin Hood Design, online

Sweden

Lilla Ängagården, Beddingestrand

UK

Scout & Co, London - online

SINGAPORE

Bloesom, online


SPAIN

Bonnet à pompom, Madrid






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REVIEWS


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"Da jeg så FABELAB`s produkter, faldt jeg fuldstændig for dem. De opfylder mange behov og har så mange funktioner i et."
Sundhedsplejerske Lene Bjerre anbefaler play-fold-bird


"She has not only created a multifunctional baby blanket she has also introduced origami in a new way..."
cirkus, Danmark

"Yes this new product makes sense, looks good and is made by a mom ... what else do we want?"
bloesom kids, Netherlands

"Play Fold Bird is one of those multi-purpose items that's not only beautiful, but brilliant as well. After thinking that her children's pile of blankets could be so much more than just flat pieces of fabric, designer Michaela Weisskirchner-Barfod struck upon the idea of turning these functional items into (...) a cuddly stuffed animal."
on a secret mission, USA

"I simply think this product is brilliant. I love great design and beautiful colour combinations but I especially find multhifunctional products like the Play-fold-blanket very interesting. Also growing up I was crazy about Origami! I wouldn't mind inviting this beautiful bird into our home:)"
luvaville.com

"This idea provides longevity to an object that might otherwise be forgotten long after your favorite mini is “too grown up” for a security blanket. By offering multiple uses within a single product, one special blanket can double as the star of a puppet show, tea party guest or lifelong companion. Bravo to Barfod for turning baby’s naps into beautiful, functional products. "
design for minikind, USA

"Fra tid til anden dukker der et nyt produkt op, som er så genialt, gennemført og gennemtænkt at man omgående stopper op og undrer sig over, hvordan i alverden man overhovedet nogensinde har kunnet klare sig uden det.
Play-Fold-Bird fra Fabelab er ét af de produkter – ja det er måske det mest imponerende af sin slags, som vi er stødt på i flere år."
petit podium, Danmark

"Det er simpelthen den fineste ide jeg længe har set!"
carlas cafe, Danmark

"It is a blanket, it is a bird - it is whatever your children makes out of it. (...)
It is so much fun and it is something that we will introduce in our home the second the little girl decides to come out - it will make her happy because it is thick and warm - and for her big sister it is perfect because it is fun"
little luna e, Danmark

North Little, Denmark
NIDO 04/2013
ROM 123, Norway
Vores Børn: Gravid 04/2013, Danmark
boligblog, Danmark "3 i 1 tæppe til baby"
ugla sat a kvisti, Iceland
butterflyfish, Germany
barneguiden, Danmark
nordic stylemag
enula9, Danmark
fargebarn, Norway
trendhunter, USA
designdladzieci, Poland
the junior, USA
kickcan and conkers, France
its fashion, baby, Danmark
the sweet spot, Danmark
cool kids collection, USA
Ævle bævle, Danmark
bastabum, Danmark
boligciouskids, Danmark
Keine Bärchen, Germany
something for the road, USA













“Together we are strongest”
thanks to:
Patricia Weisskirchner - photography with children / Choki Lindberg - photography product stills / Naja Jin Dahl Knudsen - graphics / Nina van der Zee - intern / Eva Ørum - communications, words / Josefine Rex-Dybmose - assistant / Max Falk - webdesign / Lene Bjerre - consultant childrens behaviour / Birgitte Barfod - consultant childrens safety / Barbara Weisskirchner - consultant childrens development / Paola Grimalt - strategy & production / Helin Leetma - sales & marketing / Linnea & Liva - inspiration