200 Years of Swedish Wooden Toys on Display in New York City

200 Years of Swedish Wooden Toys on Display in New York City

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Carrie McBride
Oct 3, 2015
(Image credit: Brio)

Sweden has a rich history of wooden children's toys marked by simple, good design. This topic is explored in an exhibit, Swedish Wooden Toys (running through Jan. 17, 2016), at the Bard Graduate Center on New York's Upper West Side. The exhibit showcases dollhouses, rocking horses, sleds, trains, tabletop games and much more.

In addition to toy design, the exhibit delves into the practice of handicraft (slöjd), production processes, and the international veneration of wooden toys. Can't make it to NYC? You can order the 400+ page exhibit catalog by Yale University Press.

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