Ten years after graduating from the University, Ane came close to a potentially fatal accident, when a truck in front of her slammed on the the breaks. As she imagined her funeral; who would be in attendance; what would be her legacy; she realized,“ I can not die yet, I have too much to do”. At that exact very moment, the design for what is now the So-Ro Cradle was formed in her mind. Only two weeks after this life altering moment and new found motivation, Ane met carpenter, Hans Petter Kjeldahl Holst. With her education in the latest findings in neurological research, and her passion for doing something significant with this education, Ane began to design the contemporary So-Ro Cradles. From a drawing of the cradle on a napkin by Ane, Hans Petter created the first prototype, which was then tested and set in production in Norway. The Norwegian Design Council awarded the cradle with the “Award for Design Excellence,” based on the jury finding the So-Ro Cradle a “refreshing idea that has embodied good designs…innovative in its class, both in terms of design and function.”
The So-Ro name is inspired by traditional Norwegian lullabies and means “be calm”.
With So-Ro, Ane brings the Norwegian design sensibility to modern homes and families. This contemporary, functional, and award-winning cradle is now available in the US, available on the So-Ro website.
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