Year of the Horse

Happy Lunar New Year! As we begin the year of the horse, we've been thinking about some of our favorite mid-century child horse rockers. 

Image from 1stDibs.com 

Image from 1stDibs.com 

Kay Bojesen's iconic mid-century wooden rocker is playful and timeless. Originally designed in 1936, this piece is as relevant today as when it was created.

Image from eameshome.tumblr.com

Image from eameshome.tumblr.com

Eames' plywood animals and their modern reproductions still delight children.  We love the orignal plywood horse from the late 1940s. While it never went into mass production like the popular elephant, it's unique charm captivates young and old.  

Image from herr-auktionen.de

Image from herr-auktionen.de

The curving, organic lines of this red lacquered Nässjomöbel schauelpferd from the 1970's encourage imaginative play. The organic shape, firey color, and almost industrial feels adds to the fun.  Ride on!

Image from marc-newson.com

Image from marc-newson.com

We've blogged about Marc Newson's 2012 piece "Rocky" before and we still can't get enough. 

Image by Lora Appleton 

Image by Lora Appleton 

Gloria Caranica's Creative Playthings rocker from the 1970's is one of our own, and one of our very favorite modern takes on the traditional rocking horse.  Horses come in all shapes and sizes--who says you need a mane and tail to be one?

Tweet us @kindermodern and tell us about your favorite horse-inspired design!