MoMA Exclusive: Originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1952, the Eames The Little Toy was made with the DIY-loving child in mind. The Little Toy reflects the Eameses interest in prefab architecture and their love for adapting readily available, off-the-shelf materials to new and unexpected uses. The Little Toy is a kit of squares and triangles in the form of brightly colored panels and wire frames. Colored wires are used to connect them in a myriad of ways that results in toy houses, hanging geometric sculptures and architectural desktop structures.
The Little Toy is among the rarest and most coveted Eames toys. This authentic reproduction of The Little Toy includes eight printed cardboard panels (four squares, four triangles), eight wire frames, as well as colorful wire connectors and an instruction manual. Produced in the Netherlands from Eska premium cardboard. Eska is a smart, three-layer composition with an internal layer that is produced entirely from 100% post-consumer recycled fibers. To clean, gently dust off with a dry cloth. The Eames The Little Toy measures 9.5h x 9.5w x 1.5"d. Recommended for ages 6+.
DesignerCharles and Ray Eames
SizeBox: 9.5h x 9.5w x 1.5"d
MaterialEco Friendly Eska Premium Cardboard and Metal Wire Frames
Year of Design1952
WarningChoking Hazard — Item contains small parts. Not for children under 3.
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Charles (1907–1978) and Ray (1912–1988) Eames became two of the most influential designers of the 20th century, and their groundbreaking work is represented in the Museum's collection. Their designs have also appeared in dozens of MoMA exhibitions, including New Furniture Designs by Charles Eames (1946), Prize Designs for Modern Furniture (1950), Plywood: Material, Process, Form (2011–2013) and The Value of Good Design (2019).Discover the Eames Story
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