Sicilian artist Arcangelo Favata, the artist behind Alicucio, takes rubbish seriously – so seriously that for him the concept of rubbish is non-existent. He scours the streets of Torino, Italy finding obsolete materials, which he crafts into creative toys and furnishings. From pieces of discarded timber, rise sturdy Trojan like horses complete with a hidden storage compartment within its belly – perfect for stowing kids’ craft kits or to hide their special treasures. Other toys in this range include robots, pull along cars, tow trucks and cameras. What we love about this collection is the simple forms and raw unadorned materials that remind us of old-fashioned toys our grandpa used to make. No bells and whistles – just good old upcycled fun.

+ Alicucio

via Kickan & Conkers