turtle/turtle top view
turtle/turtle with eames elephant
turtle/turtle leather stitching detail
turtle/turtle leather stitching detail pink
toddler on turtle
limited edition of 20
3/4 view

Turtle/Turtle is a minimalist toy, child’s seat and decorative interior object. It was originally designed as a one-off prototype for Humanscale’s Faces in The Wild auction. The design proved popular so we decided to introduce it to a wider audience on the kickstarter platform. See the project here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/52890733/turtle-turtle

The original Turtle/Turtle prototype was created for a charity auction called Faces in the Wild with proceeds to benefit the World Wildlife Fund. Each auction participant was asked to choose an endangered species as the subject of their creation. Sea turtles were a good subject because they pre-date dinosaurs but are currently critically endangered. As a father of a young daughter, I wanted to create something that she would enjoy playing with and would also be an awesome modern decorative element when not in use. I had two pieces made – one for the auction and one as a gift for my daughter. I’ve always admired the Eames’s Elephant designed in the 1940’s and I wanted to do something with a similar spirit and longevity. Turtle/Turtle makes the perfect companion to the Eames Elephant. My daughter loved her turtle and so did our friends. We thought it would make a perfect gift and decided to produce a small production run and launch the project on Kickstarter. Unlike most objects for kid’s, Turtle/Turtle has a simple, graphic aesthetic and premium, furniture inspired materials. Made from powder coated steel rod and saddle leather, it is durable and will patina nicely over time. The dimensions are 25″x19″x6″ / 63cmx48cmx15cm. The paint coating is water based and non-toxic. It is hand-crafted in Los Angeles, California.

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