Candylab Toys was born out of the desire to revive the glamorous '60s American modernist vibe and carve it into awesome contemporary wood toy designs. As artists, designers and parents the Candylab designers draw on many influences, not least of which are their deep love of classic American Cars and the craftsmanship spirit of mid-century artisan furniture designers.
Coupled with the realization that they are slowly drowning in forgettable toys that break and disassemble — ending in piles of plastic bits — this determined Candylab to create a line of heirloom wood toys that are elegant, durable, and simple, giving 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 Candylab felt they were ready to share with the world. The groundswell around the idea, and the unconditional support of over one thousand people from all over the world that backed their Kickstarter campaign have made their ideas into reality.