Elisabeth Buecher

Candy-Inspired Toy Cars by Drill Design

by , 05/06/09

drill design, Toy Yusuke Hayashi and Yoko Yasunishi, acrylic and wood toys, wood conservation, contemporary children's toys

At Milan’s Furniture Fair 2009, the Designersblock show was definitely not to be missed. It’s a world tour of design that showcases not only the freshest, newest designers but also a wide variety of approaches and methods. One of the standout exhibitors this year was Drill Design, a Japanese duo who came up with a collection of amazing products made with laminated wood. We covered their beautiful striped wood-and-veneer stools here, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t also mention their awesome decorative toy cars and trucks, inspired by a traditional and very popular Japanese candy called Kintaro Ame, which roughly means the “sweet of a fairytale hero.”

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