Dove Tail Animals
These elegantly designed solid beech toy animals are comprised of three beautifully polished wooden shapes whose dovetail joints merge to form an animal. If you own a set, you can play mad-scientist and create the hybrid of your choice. The menagerie includes: dog, alpaca, alligator, elephant and horse. Why not mix and match to add more species to the list?... we personally love the "pacagator" and the "horsephant". Designed by Karl Zahn.
Responsibly made in a small factory in China.
Materials: Solid Beech wood with natural tung oil finish.
Karl Zahn was born in 1981 in Vermont and grew up playing and experimenting in his father's wood shop. After completing his studies in Product Design at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003, Zahn worked as an architectural fabricator in San Francisco for several years. He also spent time in Copenhagen studying Danish furniture design. Zahn draws a lot of inspiration from the long history of Danish industrial craft and their balance of function and form: principles he infuses into his work. Since relocating to Brooklyn in 2007, Zahn has been working on his own designs in his shop. A recurring theme in his work is "old technology". Zahn believes that the pace of progressing technology moves too quickly to fully exhaust all possibilities and is interested in examining and preserving "forgotten technologies" by repurposing them into contemporary lifestyles.