Saturday, September 04, 2010

The stroller which goes around

About 18 months ago, before Lux was yet a twinkle in anyone's eye, Wendy and I were having lunch in Kelly's Mission Rock cafe. A couple arrived and sat down at the next table, rolling their stroller up alongside the table and then magically rotating the seat part so it faced inwards.

Our jaws dropped. It seemed like such an ingenious design and we'd never seen anything like it: the seat was attached to a circular mounting upon which it could turn 360ยบ—forward-facing, backward-facing... or right now, in the cafe, sideways-facing. How clever. We couldn't resist asking the couple what kind of stroller it was even though we had no immediate plans which would require one.

Fast-forwarding a year and more, though, we do find ourselves suddenly in the position of needing a stroller. Of course there was no question that we'd get that same kind, with the uniquely cunning design and the seat which can face any direction. We were delighted when it arrived and demonstrated a bunch of other similarly thoughtful features too.

And then a couple of weeks ago, eating at Barndiva in Healdsburg, we rolled our stroller up to a table in the back garden and rotated the seat so it faced inwards. The young couple at the next table whispered and pointed, and asked us about it. They told us they had no immediate plans for kids but gosh what a superbly designed piece of kit they thought it was. We were more than happy to tell them all about it.

After all, the stroller is indeed fantastic and, fittingly, is made by Orbit. What goes around, comes around.

Wendy Takes a Stroll

1 comment:

Sue Hepworth said...

sweet post. xxx