My almost 6-year-old has really been getting a kick out of these little wind up robotic toys by Kikkerland. I visited their absurdly fun booth at the National Stationery Show in New York last month and shortly after I went to their website to order a few for our home. I couldn’t resist ordering the Pea Wind Up and the Awika Wind Up. Since they arrived on our doorstep, they have been sparking and scurrying around on a daily basis.
Besides being a distinctive and innovative design company, Kikkerland is also mindful and philanthropic. For example, since it’s introduction in 2002, all royalties from Zécar Flywheel Car plus a generous Matching Fund from Kikkerland Design Inc. go towards the Mil Folhas Project—a project aiming to reforest a public area in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. So far, over 300 thousand trees have been planted. Zécar Flywheel Car is the toy shown in the photos and can be purchased here.
Photography by Rebecca Sanabria who appreciates sleek design with a sense of humor too.