MODU (2019) by Theo Fischer Ginman and Jonathan Rasmussen
MODU (2019) by Theo Fischer Ginman and Jonathan Rasmussen

Developed in Copenhagen, MODU is a modular, durable system of blocks made from soft foam, designed for children from as young as six months to six years old. This game is all about active play, refining the child’s motor skills and challenging the imagination. MODU blocks are made from a biological material and the pegs are 100% recyclable ABS plastic.

Noxus & Ortus (2015) by Kutulu
Noxus & Ortus (2015) by Kutulu

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.

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Puppy (2005) by Eero Aarnio
Puppy (2005) by Eero Aarnio

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 (2018) by Studio Bluc
Cavalcade (2018) by Studio Bluc

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.’

Roll-On (2019) by Richard Hutten
Roll-On (2019) by Richard Hutten

As one of designers of Droog Design, Richard has put Dutch Design on the map. Created for brand Ikonic Toys and made from dark walnut wood, the roller embodies the qualities of both a contemporary and a classic toy.

Eames Plywood Elephant (1945) by Charles and Ray Eames
Eames Plywood Elephant (1945) by Charles and Ray Eames

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

Rocking Beauty (1964-1966) by Gloria Caranica
Rocking Beauty (1964-1966) by Gloria Caranica

This abstracted rocking horse was originally designed by American designer Gloria Caranica for Creative Playthings. The broad bent birch plywood base offers steady support while an interlocking seat in a mirror curve of the base gives a secure seat with the low backrest. The toy was briefly reproduced by Design Within Reach as part of the 2009 furniture collection.

Dollhouse Chair (2014) by Torafu Archite
Dollhouse Chair (2014) by Torafu Archite

Tokyo-based studio Torafu Architects have designed a wooden chair for children that splits open to reveal a dollhouse. Once pulled apart, the seat’s red arms become roof gables and the hollow, internal volume reveals four ledges that can be used for placing miniature furniture. Made from painted white birch plywood.

Brum Brum Balance Bike (2009) by Krisjanis Jermaks
Brum Brum Balance Bike (2009) by Krisjanis Jermaks

The Brum Brum bike stands out not only through its sleek aesthetic but also through its ergonomic qualities, providing ‘a unique natural suspension and kid’s spine is exceptionally well protected at any given moment’. The bike is made of high-quality Latvian birch plywood and is held together by only one screw, allowing for easy adjustment of the frame’s height.

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