The ingenious children's toy made of wood. by Chantal Bavaud
The ingenious children's toy made of wood. by Chantal Bavaud Read more
About this project
Nanuu encourages children to explore their own creative initiative through adaptable and playful options, fostering imaginative play without boundaries.
Nanuu transforms the art of play with simple shapes made of natural and high quality materials. A semi-circular wooden shell forms the foundation of the Nanuu universe. With changing positions and attachable elements, new worlds can be created. The soft felt cushion gives the children a feeling of cosiness and safety. The slotted boards inspire the child’s constructive drive. By attaching the textile element, the wooden slats or things they have created themselves children learn playfully how to combine and create. The game can be endlessly expanded upon by children and their parents. The design vocabulary of Nanuu was chosen specifically to engender imaginative play without boundaries. In addition to its diversity, Nanuu is characterised by its quality and sustainable materials and promises many years of fun and play.
Nanuu is produced in an experienced manufactory in Germany. For Nanuu we use untreated, high quality PEFC-certified wood to maintain the natural look and feel of wood.
With your support, I will be able to start the first serial production. In return, you will receive an ingenious, high-quality toy produced in Germany that will bring you long-lasting joy.
I’m a product designer and I’ve been developing Nanuu over the past five years. Kids have been a huge support to me during the design process as their feedback is always very honest! To me it was important to create a toy that is multi-functional so the kids can grow with it. I wanted to design something that encourages imaginative play and inspires every child’s creativity.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge was to find an experienced wood manufactory that is able to produce Nanuu in high quality. After a long search, we finally found a great producer in Germany and the first small series turned out wonderful.
We are ready to start the serial production now! :-)
a big thank you to:
cutter: Judy Bender
camera: Daniel Schaer (danielschaer.ch)
photos: Nicole (nilu-fotografie.ch)
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