Design by Marc Newson, 2012.
Made in Italy by Magis.
Children can ride off into the sunset on the Rocky Rocking Horse. This rocking toy, in a simplified jousting horse design, is made from rotational molded polyethylene and features a molded saddle with foot rests and a natural hemp rope rein. The rocking mechanism, consisting of two metal bars covered in a noise dampening silicon tube, is hidden under the outer cover and out of children's reach. Let children's imaginations run free with the Rocky Rocking Horse.
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.
Material(s): Polyethylene, hemp
Designer: Marc Newson
Marc Newson is known as one of the most acclaimed influential designers of his generation. He was included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World and has received recognition globally. He has worked across a wide range of mediums including furniture, household accessories, transportation crafts and architecture.
Newson was appointed The Royal Designer for Industry in the UK, along with receiving an honorary doctorate from Sydney University, Adjunct Professorships at Sydney College of the Arts and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His most recent award was the CBE, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, by Her Majesty the Queen.View other products by Marc Newson
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