The designers of the Gradient crib sought to create a crib that is functional, sophisticated and sleek. With the use of innovative technology, the designers were able to accomplish just that. The oval form of the Gradient crib is created by machining a fluid surface out of 100% solid Maple hardwood. A 3D skin generates the slats, which form an asymmetrical organic surface that explores continuous movement with no visual end. Without compromising the nature of the form, the crib converts into a bassinet by removing front and back panels. The crib also includes an oval coco core mattress. The Gradient crib is made in Los Angeles, California, and meets and exceeds US and Canadian safety standards.