Another worldwide recognized stroller brand is Quinny, now owned by the Canadian Dorel Industries Inc. which also produces the Maxi Cosi car seats. The Quinny brand was founded by the Dutch company Quint B.V. In 2001, after designing strollers for more than half a century, the company was sold to Dorel Industries. Dorel however decided to stay in Holland and outsource the design of the new strollers to Dutch company Van der Veer Designers, where in 2004 the Quinny Buzz and Quinny Zapp were born, and in 2009 the Quinny Senzz. In 2007, Van der Veer Designers also designed the Maxi Cosi Mura for Dorel, which is in fact a Dutch design as well.
Britax has been in the baby safety industry for over 70 years and offer safety and quality in every stroller they produce making them one of the best stroller brands in Europe and america
The Bugaboo success story says it all. It started in Eindhoven in the south of Holland, 1994. Design Academy student Max Barenbrug redesigned the stroller as his (later to be awarded) final project. After graduating, Barenbrug was unable to sell the stroller design because no company was willing to take the risk of manufacturing a design so different from the existing strollers. A couple of years later, a fine-tuned model was better received but Barenbrug and his associate Eduard Zanen decided to manufacture the stroller themselves. Not a bad choice, since it turned out to be a popular stroller at its 1999 Dutch debut. But the big step came in 2002, when in an episode of Sex and the City Miranda was seen with the Bugaboo Frog. Since then, the stroller brand got hugely popular by celebrities. Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gwen Stefani amongst others were seen with the stroller. This all lead to the fact that Bugaboo is one of the world’s leading stroller manufacturers.
In today’s guest post, writer Liese Bokdam gives you an overview of different Dutch Strollers brands and the history of each. It’s an interesting topic, and I hope you enjoy learning.