Pingy PenquinPrice: $422.00
Design by Eero Aarnio, 2006.
Made in Italy by Magis.
No one can resist the charming Pingy Penguin. Created from rotational molded polyethylene, this toy features a rounded bottom that allows him to roll, tumble and land upright. This roly-poly movement combined with Pingy's outstretched wings creates a waddling motion that mimics the real thing! Add the endearing Pingy Penguin to the toy box for engaging playtime fun.
Inspired by his granddaughter's propensity for drawing and a lack of appropriate children's desks, Eugenio Perazza conceived the Me Too Collection. Instead of scaling down adult-sized furniture to smaller proportions, he went in search of a design team in and outside of Magis that could think from the perspective of a kid. The resulting Me Too Collection speaks to a child's voice demanding something of their own. Designed for children between two and six years old, the Me Too Collection offers objects that correspond to their own world, not only in dimensions but in values as well.
Dimensions: 26.4"W X 15.7"D X 27.6"H
Designer: Eero Aarnio
Eero Aarnio was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1932. He studied interior and industrial design at the School of Applied Arts in Helsinki from 1954 to 1957 and opened his own design office in Helsinki in 1962. The recipient of multiple design awards, Eero Aarnio's designs are represented in some of the most significant museums worldwide including Victoria and Albert Museum in London, MoMA in New York and Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein.View other products by Eero Aarnio
Founded in 1976, Italian designer Eugenio Perazza began the first steps towards building an international design laboratory. In Latin, Magis means "more than" and that is exactly what Magis delivers while focusing on using less materials and energy. Always perched on the cutting edge, Perazza was named as "one of ten who will change the way we live."
In 1984, Magis experienced enormous success with their product Step. This ladder was snubbed upon initial release because it was not an item considered "worthy" of the furniture store circuit. However, the product met with tremendous success, especially in furniture stores, and Magisí fire was lit.
In 2004, Magis introduced their venture into the realm of children. Inspired by his granddaughter's propensity for drawing and a lack of appropriate children's desks, Eugenio Perazza conceived the Me Too Collection. He began by searching out designers who could think like a child and all the products in the collection earned Perazza's granddaugter's approval before going into production. The Me Too Collection features bright and innovative pieces that stimulate and engage children's perceptions. Me Too is about: "I'm here too and I deserve my place in the world."
By embracing the creativity of leading global designers and incorporating leading technology into the mass production of unique objects and furniture, Magis has garnered many awards and their Bottle project has earned a place in the permanent collections of many contemporary art museums.View other products from Magis