Surplus wood transformed into toys by Sarmiento


These toys are clever and will have kids thinking, designing and creating. But the added bonus is they’re made from wood that would otherwise be thrown away. 

No longer a throwaway society, the reduce, reuse, recycle message is now embedded into our psyche. It’s also the objective of Sarmiento, which uses surplus wood from Argentinian-based furniture company Net to create bags of blocks that kids can use to create.



The kits are designed for children over the age of three, and there are a few to choose from. The boat set (US$88) has some great angular pieces which are designed to be used as sails.


The car set and city sets with 22 pieces costs about US$45 and has wheels and axles, and plenty of blocks to create an auto masterpiece.


You can shop the collection at Sarmiento, which ships worldwide.


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