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In the NATURAL version the wood’s surface is not treated. 

The beauty and warmth of wood.

This version is recommended when you prefer to give it your personal touch. 

In that case colored mordant or paint is recommended. 

Your child himself can paint it while enjoying a creative self-confident moment.

 

 

 

In this version the rocking horse is finished with a white color.

White which matches any modern interior and emphasizes lines with modern design.

The satin finish gives a glimpse of the wood grain, makes the surfaces smooth and protects the wood from dust and dirt.

 

    

 

 

The ART version with colored stripes based on the experimental painting of the early 20th century years.

You can choose to assemble it as a rocking horse or you can hang the case as a painting.

 

 

 

 The PERSONAL version is made with the graphics that you choose. 

The colors at your disposal are: Red Coral, Blue Overseas, Emerald Green. 

Or you can send us your graphics to be printed on your own rocking horse. 

Perfect for a personalized and unique gift ..

 

   

  

 

 

The Dondo Horse case is compact, easy to handle and to move.

Installation and operation is easy understandable.

And when your child does not use it anymore you can disassemble it..   while waiting for the next centaur! 



 

Adult and children can touch, mount and build it together.

 

It is assembled just interlocking the pieces.  

The unnecessary use of nails, screws or bolts makes it practical and safe.

Without using any screws or bolts.

 

Dondo Horse offers a modern elegant design, thanks to its simple harmonious lines which stir feelings of beauty and joy. 

You may hang the case like it was a picture..

or assembly it in the shape of the well known traditional toy.

   

 

Dondo Horse is made of natural and ecologically certified FSC material.

It is water-repellent, with the Water Jet technique, one of the most environmentally sustainable in the industry.

The project is designed to minimize waste material.

Flat packing reduces bulk, material waste, and environmental impact

 

  

  

 

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ABOUT ME 

Hi, my name is Roberto Molino, I’m an Italian designer from Turin. I’ve always been a keen a cyclist and biker. I graduated in Psychology, but I’ve always been doing manual and creative work. For ten years I worked in restoration, I restored pieces of art all over Italy and for a few years I worked as a stage painter on movie sets.  

In time, I took a great interest in Design so I followed a Course in Manual Modelling and Design in Turin. Meanwhile I worked as a freelance and I realized artistic installations, pieces of furniture, lamps and design objects, some of which went on exhibition at the “Salone di Milano” trade fair. Then I taught Manual Design at IED, the European Institute of Design in Turin, for 3 years. It consisted in realizing personal projects by hand by using technical equipement and materials.

 

HOW THE DONDO HORSE WAS BORN
Owing to my interested in toys, 3 years ago I followed a Course in Toys Design at The Politecnico in Milan. While attending this Course I realized the prototype of toy which was both a rocking horse and a bicycle. Though it was a well conceived project it proved not too easy to be produced. 
Particulary it did not satisfy the principles of Simplicity and Minimalism my creations are based on. 

Anyhow it was the ground my Dondo Horse took shape from. 
A rocking horse easy to assemble and easy to carry too.
It’s a traditional wooden toy with a modern and ironic design. 
It’s so beautiful that you can either hang and use it as a picture. 
Or you can assembly it in the shape of a ride-on rocking horse.


 

VALUES & EXPERIENCE
Dondo Horse is the product of different theoretical knowledge, practical capabilities and values that result from my personal life experience:
- Principles of Psychology: the rocking horse is a fundamental stimulation for children psychomotor development and drive.  
- Material knowledge and research: for this project I preferred natural materials like wood (not plastic)  
- Skills and passion for painting and the use of colours: the elements that led to create the version Art of D.H 
- Aesthetic Values: joining style, art and research was very challenging! 
- Simplicity Principle and Minimalism of Shape and functionality: my basic rules of life are simplicity and function. For example the unnecessary use of nails, screws or bolts needs no manual skill (as it was for my previous already realized projects: Tian and Dondo Stool).


WHY KICKSTARTER  
We’re now on Kickstarter, because now we’re ready for the first production! 
But our dream is that one day the Dondo Horse will be present at The Norimberga Fair, that is the biggest European Toy Fair! 
And then.. the ride-on toys family made by Roberto Molino wants to expand! 
We already realized the prototype of a Bike Version (Dondo Vespa) and a Plane Version (Dondo Red Baron)! 

We have great plans for the future but we need to start from here: we need investment fund. 
So if you agree to support us you can do it through the campaign’s rewards or sharing this project with who could be interested! 

Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We are ready!
We've reduced the risks to a minimum, because:
- The project and prototype improvement process has been going on for more than a year.
After many attempts and prototypes, we are now confident in designing, producing and delivering Dondo Horse to our supporters within the timescales.
Although this is our first experience in bringing a product to the market, we have already tested and implemented a pre-production.
- Our suppliers of materials and services (raw materials, water cutting, packaging) have already been defined.
We chose local production and implementation partners in Piedmont (Italy).
Their proximity to our lab allows us to supervise production, guaranteeing quality and punctuality in manufacturing.
In addition, to be sure we can produce and deliver, we have limited the total number of Dondo Horse to produce.
If this number is exceeded during the campaign, we will open new levels with later delivery dates.

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    DONDO HORSE SAY: THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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    A STEEL CHISEL!

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    Dondo Horse in Scale Model (1:5)

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    DONDO HORSE WHITE

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    DONDO HORSE PERSONAL

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    PERSONAL TOUR IN TURIN

    1 Dondo Horse Personal,
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