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Is it furniture, modern art or a toy? In this case, all of the above. GRO^, designed by Fritz Hansen, is a new way to think about the traditional rocking horse. It’s orchestrated with the simple elegance of Scandinavian design with a minimalist feel, clean lines and curves. The shape of the structure is assembled using wood veneers, or thin wood layers, that are attached together, maintaining a natural blonde wood finish.

GRO^ is aptly named, because it is more than a rocking horse – it’s a functional piece of furniture that evolves with the different stages of your child. At first, the frame allows you to rock a baby basket, which can be hung to the frame of GRO^. Then when the child is old enough to be stable on their feet, you can put the seat in to the frame to form the rocking horse.

I love that it’s desgined with a multi-functional view, playful and yet stunning to look at. Find out more about how it’s made over at Christian Troels Product Design’s site.

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.