We’ve seen quite a few minimalist toys designed for children on the lathe. Honestly, the lathe machine presents itself not just as a manufacturing technique, but also a visual challenge, and it’s fun to see how designers use this constraint of ‘revolved forms’ to bring out different characteristics in their designs.
The Tot Toys series by Akanksha Rathore come with 13 animals and a book containing the Jataka tales, famous Indian folklore comparable to Aesop’s fables. Each animal has a role to play in the different stories and alongside building the animals from the different wood-spun parts included in the set, the children get to play out their favorite tales using these wonderful toys!
Designer: Akanksha Rathore