Thursday, 8 November 2012

Gerrit van Bakel toys and furniture for children

water table 

 play house

Last night I discovered the world of the dutch artist/ designer/ scalpture Gerrit van Bakel ( 1943 -1984) and I just have to show it! His work is divided into three periods: an early period paintings and works on paper, the "multiplex period" furniture, children's toys and objects made of plywood and the "machine" period with kinetic art, machine-like objects made of steel (metal) and operating on natural forces such as sunlight, cold, rain and wind. It's just amazing. The small car on wheels remainds me so much of the shape of our R toddler bed

car for child