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Solvej

Indoor Loft Swing - Light Grey

  • $200.00

Made in Matiere

 

The expertly crafted Loft swing is made from natural felt wool which is hypo-allergenic, soft and hugs the body for a comfortable and safe swing.

Ideal for young children tummy swinging as they gain the full body co-ordination required to swing. 

The timeless natural design makes it an enduring classic you can be proud to hand on to future generations. 

Ages - This swing is suitable from 3 years upwards

Safety - The soft woollen felt seat hugs the shape of the body when swinging, sitting or lying on the tummy creating a secure fit. Having no hard extrusions without give makes it a much safer swing for kids in the vicinity of the swing than standard swings. The ropes are made from an extremely strong 10 mm high performance yachting braid.

Materials - The Loft Swing is made from strong and natural New Zealand wool, FSC approved wood and strong 10mm yachting braid rope (easy to hold for small hands). Due to the nature of wool the swing seat will stretch slightly through use, don't worry - it's just as strong.

Hanging height - This swing can be hung from up to a height of 3.3 metres and must be hung from a minimum of 2m (note this is the hanging height not the length of the ropes). We have extension ropes available also. We can also make the ropes longer, which may have an additional small cost. Please email us if you require this service.

Guarantee - This swing comes with a 9 year guarantee.


ORIGIN STORY

Thomas and Jenny lived between Sweden and New Zealand for many years before settling down in New Zealand with the birth of their daughter, Solvej.  Swedish designer and cabInet-maker Thomas designed the first Solvej Swing swing for young Solvej when she was a two year old toddler.

As new parents, Thomas and Jenny weren’t pleased with the plastic children's swings on the market, and as cabinet maker and seamstress by trade, the couple decided to create a natural alternative more inline with their environmental values. Inspired by swings he remembered growing up as a child in Sweden, Thomas he drew on the scandinavian design tradition of quality, clean style and innovation in the design. 

Kourtney, the oldest of the Kardashian siblings, bought some swings for her family in 2020 and listed them in her Christmas gift guide seen by millions of her followers, causing an onslaught of demand for the swings.

Solvej Swings, run out of the tiny town of King Country village of Matiere, is reaping the benefits of a recommendation for their wooden swings from reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian.

In the beginning Thomas and Jenny did everything themselves, but after 26 years in business and international acclaim, now employ local craftspeople to do the sewing, woodwork and assembly. The local wood is cut to size in the neighbouring shop, which was once the butchers.

The infant and toddler swings, which proudly come without a hint of plastic in sight, are made in the town's old bank.

Today, Solvej (the daughter) is 28 years old, and works alongside her parents in the business.