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Australian Design Awards Finalist 2012

rokii by bower & beyond is a Finalist in the Australian Design Awards!

It’s been three years of designing, developing, modifying, testing, tweaking and yet more testing…

We’re just a little bit excited around here.  Rock on, my wee bonny beasties.

(View the beasties in their natural habitat at – we’ve just redecorated their enclosure)

rokii by bower & beyond – go you good thing


Introducing “rokii”

Once upon a time there was a mother who was sick of baby stuff used for a few months then discarded, a garage rapidly filling with kiddy clutter, and the ugliness of baby gear ruining the decor.   She thought to herself, surely there’s a product that can make my life easier, adapt to different uses as my little monsters grow, be safe and easy to use and look completely fabulous at the same time?  Surely?

So she hatched a plan for a multi-functional, groovy looking baby rocker and kid’s toy, got busy with a sketchbook, made some crazy rough cardboard models, then sought the help of industrial designers to bring the design to life.

After 2 years of design development, various prototypes and extensive stress testing of products and her own family, the design is ready for commercial production.  It’s been quite a ride.

rokii baby rocker and ride on toy

rokii in its wild habitat

So what is rokii?

rokii is a baby rocker and child’s chair that converts to a ride on toy, for use from newborn to preschool age.

The idea is that it can be used as a baby rocker for soothing newborns, a kid’s chair up to preschool age, a modern update on the rocking horse, or a wheeled ride on toy.  It grows and adapts as your family grows.  It’s built to last and look great whilst making your life a little bit easier.

If you’d like more details see for the full rundown, then let me know your thoughts.

And now that mother is off for a dry martini to celebrate happily every after.

(Awright, no martini since I’m a bit pregnant right now.  Mocktail.  Sigh).

rokii baby rocker with harness

rokii kid's chair

rokii rocking animal

rokii on wheels