CENTURY OF THE CHILD TOYS

November 21, 2013

Anyone who knows Kinder knows we were enthralled by last year's Century of the Child exhibit at MoMA, and that fascination extends to the gorgeous toys created to complement the exhibit.  

 Image from momastore.org

Image from momastore.org

Some of our favorites making it onto our holiday shopping list include this Playplax building set, inspired by Patrick Ryland’s 1966 piece.  Art you can play with? Yes, please. 

This funky wolf pull toy (Keith Haring, 1988) would make a fun addition to a child’s imaginative play and is cool enough to earn the right to display space on a shelf for years after the child outgrows it.  

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Image from momastore.org

 Image from momastore.org

Image from momastore.org

I know a couple little guys who would adore the bright Streamliner Rally Car (Ulf Hanses, 1985) with its two removable passengers.  

This wooden monkey (Kay Bojesen, 1951) may not be cuddly, but is still a sweet friend for any child.

Have you visited the MoMA shop recently? What did you pick up? Tweet us @kindermodern

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Image from momastore.org