A beautiful plastic toy? No, it’s not a contradiction in terms. It’s the work of UK toy designer Patrick Rylands.
If you’ve never heard of Patrick Rylands, but think his work looks familiar, it’s probably more familiar than you realise. As the chief designer for Ambi Toys for more than thirty years from the 1970s, and recipient of numerous design awards, his work may have been present right through your childhood.
These faithful reproductions of his 1970 award-winning bird and fish bath toys are sure to be a hit with those who loved them in their own childhood, as well as anyone who enjoys minimalist design. Made from injection moulded plastic, they are weighted internally so that they keep their balance in the water, and like so many of his sculpted plastic toys, they are designed to be easily gripped and manoeuvred by little hands.
They’re a bit more pricey than your average bath toy, but if you want to splash out, you can pick them up from the Victoria & Albert Museum Shop for £19.90 each.
(via Apartment Therapy)