Specials Collection by Designer
Modern Vintage Wooden Toys
Candylab Toys was born out of our desire to revive the glamorous '60s American modernist vibe and carve it into awesome contemporary wood toy designs. A team of artists, designers and parents they draw on many influences, not least of which are their deep love of classic American Cars and the craftsmanship spirit of mid-century artisan furniture designers.
Coupled with the realization that we are all slowly drowning in forgettable toys that break and disassemble — ending in piles of plastic bits — this determined the Candy Lab team to create a line of heirloom wood toys that are elegant, durable, and simple, giving children a chance to create their own stories around the objects they play with. Two years of experimentation, development, testing and relentless encouragement from friends, family and perfect strangers at the playground have resulted in designs that they felt were ready to share with the world.
The Ghost is Candylab's homage to obscure art liveries, camouflage inspired, retina-unfriendly patterns. Their way of recognising and telling the story of amazing art that lived on a race car shell and got all beat up at the track, instead of a cushy gallery career. Ballsier than Warhol and just as fleeting as a cactus bloom.
A desktop-sized Motel Sign in all of its 8 inch-tall glory. A sign that will remind you of those long road trips across America. Even if you never took one. Material: Solid Beech Wood, water based paint and clear urethane coat. Recommended for ages 3+