Candylab Toys was born out of our desire to revive the glamorous '60s American modernist vibe and carve it into awesome contemporary wood toy designs. As artists, designers and parents we draw on many influences, not least of which are our deep love of classic American Cars and the craftsmanship spirit of mid-century artisan furniture designers.
Coupled with the realization that we’re slowly drowning in forgettable toys that break and disassemble—ending in piles of plastic bits—this determined us to create a line of heirloom wood toys that are elegant, durable, and simple. Designed and engineered in our Brooklyn studio, CandyLab Toys give children a chance to create their own stories around the objects they play with.
Two years of experimentation, development, testing and relentless encouragement from friends, family and perfect strangers at the playground have resulted in designs that we felt we were ready to share with the world. The groundswell around our idea, and the unconditional support of over one thousand people from all over the world that backed our Kickstarter campaign have made our ideas into reality.
We are eternally grateful.