Swanky Babies is proud to offer a full line of baby and teen furniture from Romina Furniture!
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOMETHING GOOD AND SOMETHING GREAT, IS THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Our family consists of children and parents and grandparents and dogs and cats and many small or little or barking friends. When we are building furniture, we do so with our family in mind this is why we use the very best materials and techniques available right now. Success is not necessarily an economic measure for us, it is a measure of love and care and comes in many shades and forms and with lots of features.
We invite you to look inside our furniture and discover some of the features which make our products unique and better than any other furniture brand we’ve heard of. After all quality is a journey not a destination, we ought to make sure that the journey is pleasant and safe and comfortable.
Yes, this is terms that it is often loosely used by other manufacturers who conveniently utilize wood-like materials. Our products are made with 100% solid wood and no, MDF is not solid wood. All our products are constructed from wood boards and blocks which are non-chemically treated to increase inner strength and environmental tolerance. Structural frames have own-dowels in addition to adhesives and/or pocket screws, drawer boxes are made with wood boards and you won’t find any wood substitutes in the construction of a Romina furniture piece.
SOLID WOOD IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR FURNITURE. THE MORE WOOD, THE LONGER THE FURNITURE LASTS, THE BETTER IT PERFORMS OVER TIME, THE HEALTHIER YOUR NURSERY ROOM WILL BE.
Romina drawers are constructed with “half-blind” English dove-tail, the ultimate and most sophisticated drawer technique currently available. Drawer walls have “tails” which are housed in special sockets in the adjacent boards. Sockets are mitered at a certain angle so that all boards interlock for a superior joint which does not require additional fastening means. While this is just optional, we do add our organic tree-sap based glue as well as a few concealed nails to make these drawer boxes last forever and reduce the inner tension factor caused by the inherent expansion and shrinkage of wooden products.
ENGLISH DOVETAIL MEANS LONGEVITY AND STRUCTURAL RESISTANCE. DRAWERS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF A DRESSER, MAKE SURE THEY ARE WELL MADE.
Our finishes complement manufacturing philosophy of keeping toxic substances away from our little customers. Our finishes do not contain any VOCs, Lead, Phthalates or other hard to pronounce chemicals. All our finishes are Greenguard GOLD certified thus providing for a clean and safe environment for children.
Our products are available in two types of finishes, Water-based and oil-based. Water-bases stains and paints have a naturally high resistance to environmental changes, durability to scratches and sunlight exposure. The oil-based finishes are made with organic oils and organic vegetable based color pigments.
WATER-BASED AND ORGANIC OIL BASED FINISHES ARE HEALTHY, DURABLE AND SAFE FOR YOUR BABY.
HYDRAULIC DRAWER AND DOOR SYSTEMS
Our case items are equipped with the best systems currently available in furniture manufacturing. Our drawers systems are manufactured in Germany and feature a hydraulic soft-closing operation guaranteed for 80,000 cycles or approx. 73 years. We are going further and we are incorporating the latest and most efficient technologies currently available in furniture making. All our furniture (not only cribs) are Greenguard GOLD certified, all our drawers are standardly equipped with safe-closing drawers and anti-tipping systems. All our furniture is designed to be your child’s safest and most comfortable place to sleep and grow around.
CUSTOM MADE (BY PEOPLE FOR PEOPLE)
Our products are designed and manufactured with our own families in mind. If it ain’t good for us, how could it be good for you? We use technology in abundance but the human factor is of paramount importance in our manufacturing process for it does not have substitute. The trained eye and skilled hand is always the best tool in evaluating a natural product with inner variations and imperfections. We hand select the wood which will become a top or a drawer, we hand finish each piece of furniture for the most important customer, your family. All our furniture (not only cribs) are Greenguard GOLD certified, all our drawers are standardly equipped with safe-closing drawers and anti-tipping systems. All our furniture is designed to be your child’s safest and most comfortable place to sleep and grow around.
GREENGUARD GOLD STANDARD
Most of the exposure to toxic chemicals occurs not by direct contact but by breathing contaminated air: the chemical pollutants come from materials used in everyday products, things we utilize or consume. Some toxic components are present in all air because of industrial activity or transportation but studies show that indoor air is actually 2 to 5 times more polluted than the outdoor environment. Given that most people spend a majority of their time indoors and especially children and infants, it is very important to assure that her/his furniture does not have any toxic emissions. All Romina baby cribs and dressers are GREENGUARD Gold Certified and periodically tested in a sealed chamber where air quality and its chemical composition is analysed. This standard and its rigorous testing process exceeds all mandatory testing procedures including ASTM, California Proposition 65 and CPSC 16CFR1219.
All Romina furniture is finished with paints and stains that contain ZERO components that could be toxic to an infant or adult person. All our finishes have organic stains and pigments and because all furniture is finished the old fashion way, we do not need to use solvents and other chemicals to harden the final lacquer. There are 3 finish categories used on Romina products: water-based stains, water-based paints and clear lacquer and organic oil washes. All our finishes exceed the Consumer Product Safety Commission standards furthermore they are GREENGUARD Certified and periodically tested by UL Independent Laboratories. You may be disappointed not to find Phthalates, Formaldehyde, Lead or other VOCs in our furniture but we think sometimes “less is more”. Water-based finishes do not require “baking” so there is no off-gassing or toxic odours when the furniture is new and just out of the box. Should these chemicals and VOCs be important to you, there are plenty of Asian imports that will offer them in abundance.
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