In these hi-tech times, the old-world simplicity of well made wooden toys can bring a child hours of pleasure. Take play off-line this festive season with the gift of some retro fun and games.
‘I love having humour and fun in all things – I grab ideas by the tail and let them dance in my brain for a while before I work them out.’ Anna Efverlund, designer of classic IKEA toys including the EKORRE rocking moose, always works the idea of imaginative play into her designs. ‘Children are honest – they can’t be happy without being happy. If they like something, it shows!’
‘The nice thing about wooden toys is that besides their play value, they’re decorative and add to the home environment,’ says Francis Cayouette, designer of MULA toys. ‘The series isn’t just colourful, it’s full of things for your child to discover. Practise colours and shapes with the blocks, develop motor skills with the toy hammer, use the wagon/walker to find balance.’
We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.