Peters chair by Hans J. Wegner

by Scandinavian mum

The Danish furniture designer Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) designed Peters chair and table when his good friend and colleague, Borge Mogensen, fathered a son in 1944. It was rather difficult for Wegner to find an adequate christening gift because of the war. So he decided to make one himself, and what was more appropriate than a small piece of furniture for the new borne.

Peters chair is unique because its simplicity. It consists of 4 flat parts and can assembles without the use of tools. In fact it’s so easy to assemble that a child can do it! As a result this piece of design furniture can not only serve as a sturdy high quality wooden chair but also a fun and creative assembly toy that they can take apart and rebuild again and again.

As this is a classic, a fine example of great danish design, it doesn’t come for free. But in our opinion it’s well wort the investment. Visit for list of UK dealers.

Spring Summer from Wonderful Wheat

by Scandinavian mum

I’ve mentioned Wheat before. The company that is known for gorgeous children’s clothing (up to size 10) is out with another gorgeous Spring Summer collection.

This is high quality items combined with great design at affordable prices. F.ex. the picture that shows the dancing girl. She’s wearing a Wheat silk cardigan and leggings with a gorgeous tulle skirt. The tulle skirt has a retail price around £24.
And what’s so brilliant with this label is that in addition to 2 seasonal collections a year they do have a rather extensive basic collection as well.
For more Wheat clothes visit or check out their list of stockist in UK here.

Photo: Wheat

MaLou Barré – Spring/Summer 09

by Scandinavian mum

MaLou Barré established in 2007 is characterized by exclusive children’s clothing in sizes from 2-10 years. Their collections are classic, elegant and very romantic with subtle colours and details.
The clothing’s are made in an old fashioned way, with embroidery and crouched details. The dresses are lined and have such a beautiful finish that they are sure to turn heads.
The boys clothing are comfortable and made in pure fabrics. Malou Barré thinks children should wear clothing’s for children, that looks good, are comfortable and that washes well.
Many people would think that this is a French brand. But it is in fact Danish, and not as expensive as you might would think.

Pictures shown are from SS09. I’m currently looking forward to receive images from SS10.

Photo: Malou Barré