100 designers created 100 wood toy cars for 100% ToBeUs, a project developed by Matteo Ragni for an exhibition on now at Milan's Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia. Above, Autoscontro ("Dodgem") by Lanzavecchia + Wai.
Would you like a slice of toast? by Tomoko Azumi
Says Ragni, "We vaguely recall that playing is a serious matter, as designer Bruno Munari used to say. That's why we thought about a made of wood toy: sturdy, warm, indestructible. Few gestures to shape some recognizable models: the sports car, the saloon, the security van, the pick-up, the romantic one."
Three.Two.One by BarberOsgerby
"The grain, the luscious cedarwood scent. Only the designer's and the carpenter's hands. A long lasting toy, to be preserved while it gets old. To be passed on to other children, to the sons of the sons, for ever and ever, being aware to give memories and valuables, not merely a toy."
Trojan Mustang by Fabio Novembre
Offcut by Front
Anfibio by Matali Crasset
Bookbus by Claesson Koivisto Rune
Untitled by Fernando and Humberto Campana
All the products are handmade and manufactured in Brianza by Mastro Giovanni. 100% ToBeUs the exhibition is on now at Milan's Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia until January 13, 2013.