There are some wow-worthy 'toys' in this world, and then there are the masterpieces that take your breath away. UK artist James Harvey's Rocking Animals are works of art -- heirloom quality showpieces that will inspire and delight the kid in all of us. His rocking elephant, hippo and rhino are all individually hand carved from solid wood, and the gentle giants are even big enough for adults to ride.
Each Rocking Animal is handmade to order and you may request that your beast be derived from sustainably sourced, plantation grown light Birch plywood or dark plywood depending on the aesthetic you’re interested in.
While this exquisite artistic furniture comes with a hefty price tag, it’s good to know that Harvey has partnered with a charity called Tusk to help conserve elephants and rhinos in East Africa, donating a portion of his sales from the Rocking Animals with the hopes of keeping their live counterparts from extinction.
The Rocking Animals are around 135cm in length and stand approximately 65cm tall. They weigh 110 pounds. If you fancy another creature, just ask Harvey — he is open to making any animal you’d like. That rocks.