A different kind of construction game coming from Spanish manufacturer Pico Pao. The workshop stands out through its outstanding craftsmanship and 'no-rules' approach to play, focusing instead on helping the user take enjoyment from the simple act of experimenting.
The name of this thoughtfully crafted wooden toy with elastic limbs has been inspired by the Greek voyager who discovered gorillas in the 6th Century BC. Currently distributed by Areaware, the collection includes other characters such as Ursa the Bear, Simus the Rhino and Hattie the Elephant.
One of Kay Bojesen’s most famous works, this toy remains a classic of Scandinavian design. Made from sustainable teak and limba - an African hardwood - Monkey is constructed out of 31 wooden parts and is crafted by hand in Denmark.
Designed by Taiwanese artist Yen Jui-Lin, these unusual yet charming wooden characters have been created using traditional woodcarving techniques. Elements of fine craftsmanship - smooth finishes, seamless joinery and impeccable inlay techniques - are visible in every piece. Some of his whimsical creations are also functional, doubling as key-holders, vases, hooks or platters.
Created by Israeli designer Yaara Nusboim, each of these carefully crafted dolls corresponds to a different feeling – love, fear, pain, emptiness, anger and safety. The designer explains: "Toys, not words, are the language of a child. Playing with a toy provides a safe psychological distance from the child's private problems and allows them to experience thoughts and emotions in a way that's suitable for their development."
Wooden bird based on geometry and rocking motion by Prague-based design team Kutulu.It is their wish to offer our youngest generation beautiful toys with a story and with culture.Go to link
Created by Slovenian duo Živa Voga & Saša Rojak, Cliques is a young brand focused on delivering thoughtfully designed, high-quality, long-lasting toys to children. Each wooden-peg doll is comprised of three different parts held together by magnets, teaching kids the colors and improving fine-motor skills
Three eccentric characters created by Belgian design studio Beaverhousen for retailer Normann Copenhagen. Ichi Ni and San - in Japanese ‘one, two and three’ – are the abstracted versions of a penguin, a parrot and a robin. The pieces can either be placed side by side or stacked in a totem-like column.
Designed by acclaimed British toy designer Patrick Reynolds, the construction of this classic, open-ended toy is as straight forward as it gets: six pieces of wood held together by an elastic cord. This design was awarded the Duke of Edinburgh’s Prize for Elegant Design.
Designed by celebrated Czech graphic designer Ladislav Sutnar, the Elephant is part of the Wooden Animals collection, which also includes a rhino, an elephant, a camel and a lion. Sutnar was well known for his modern, abstract style but also for his drive to integrate principles of alternative teaching methods and low-cost industrial production.
The abstract Puppy Dog is an iconic product, designed by Finnish designer Eero Aarnio for Magis part of the ‘Me too’ collection. Made from extremely durable and strong polyethylene, the toy is suitable for outdoor use and is available in four sizes and various, brilliant colors.
Cavalcade is a collection of rocking animals and the first product of Amsterdam-based toy brand BLUC. The designer's description: ‘The lines are pure and simple, the colours bright, the design strong and made to last for generations. Every animal is created from the same wooden beam, and cut and painted in different colours to distinguish one animal from another.’
This item in our archive needs little introduction. It is widely known that Charles and Ray Eames spent several years developing and refining their technique for plywood molding to achieve their aesthetically striking, ergonomic furniture designs. The plywood elephant, initially designed for Charles’s daughter, proved to be most challenging to realize from a technical standpoint. Aiming to make it accessible to the audience it was initially intended for, Vitra has released a smaller, plastic ver
Kutulu is a team of designers and friends who are attempting to revive the Czech tradition of artistic toys of high-quality craftsmanship. It is their wish to offer our youngest generation beautiful toys with a story and with culture. Kutulu toys are characterized by their geometric shapes, vivid colours, and beech wood practices.Go to link
The designer's description: 'This figural box represents a power animal - a totem for our individual ambitions. Its simple and gestural depiction is intentional, allowing the symbolism of the animal to be maintained. With the addition of hinges, it has the ability to guard important small objects. On the shelf, it is sculpture. On the side table, it's a totem. On the counter, it offers a hiding spot.'Go to link
This vibrant, beautifully designed set of animals is created out of inter-changeable parts, allowing for children to experiment with different configurations and improve their motor skills.
Recently released by Galt Toys, the Bath Duck is an iconic toy conceived by pioneering, British designer Patrick Rylands, whode attendtion to detail is outsanding: the slightest movement of the water does not only set the moving beak into motion, but it also acts as an escape route for any water entering the toy.
The wooden robot features four interchangeable, geometric-shaped heads, featuring four basic emotions: happiness, anger, sadness and surprise. Laura Chun Urquiaga designed the toy in collaboration with a team of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) specialists to help children with social and communication setbacks get familiarized with these emotions. The toy is made from organic, kiln-dried rubberwood, coated with a non-toxic finish - all colors are made from vegetable dye.
Designed by world-renowned Britsh designer Patrick Rylands, the minimalist duo was inspired by Eskimo bone carvings from the British Museum. The toys are sculptural and simple but with a comforting and tactile quality.
The plush toy collection designed for Danish brand Elements Optimal (EO) includes three abstracted versions of a toucan, a panda and a whale as a direct reference to three natural elements: air, earth and water. Each character is made in Kvadrat’s first and most renowned textile - Hallingdal 65 - known for its flexibility and durability and flexibility.
Amsterdam-based design studio Mr Maria has created a series of three charming lamps to celebrate ‘Nijntje’, the white rabbit bought to life in 1955 by Dutch graphic artist Dick Bruna. The simplicity of the design and monochrome appearance are just enough to capture Nijntje’s essence, allowing its iconic shape to stand out with the lights on or off.
One of BRIO’s international bestsellers, this Dachshund toy is a classic. As the child pulls the yellow chord, the head, year and tail spring into action. BRIO was founded in 1884 in Osby, a small town in southern Sweden and is today owned by Ravensburger, one of Europe's leading manufacturers of puzzles.
Together with Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson, Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures of postwar American design. The dolls are made from solid fir and were inspired by his extensive personal collection of folk art, gathering items from South America, Asia and Eastern Europe.