'Toto Wooden Dolls' by Artek. The villagers, called Martta, Kerttu, Aaro and Eemil, are made by turning wood and finished with painting by hand.
The 'Toto Wooden Dolls' were designed by Kaj Franck in 1945 as collectables for the Finnish magazine Kotiliesi.
Here's a quick round-up of some of the noteworthy stuff we came accross at the Accent on Design section of the home and giftware show NY NOW (f.k.a. NY International Gift Fair), which faced some stiff competition last weekend, coinciding with Chinese New Year festivities and the Superbowl. This year's show was loaded with some really impressive ceramics, as well as Tom Dixon's ever-expanding catalog of products, and it was great to see so many young designers with really solid product photography, personal branding, and marketing collateral. Check out the highlights below:
Ceramic 'Buddie Vessels' by Mirena Kim.
'Nest' storage containers by Joseph Joseph with their signature color-coding.
Rocking wooden and brass paper-weights 'Tipsy' by Bower.
'Ramus' pendant lamp series by Steven Haulenbeek.
black + blum added a handblown glass carafe called 'Eau Carafe' to expand their filter water bottle line.
'X-Ray Deck of Cards' by Balance Wu Design for MollaSpace.
Baggu's new '3D Zip' range is designed for travel.
Textile print notebooks by Piano Nobile.
Fresh from making their debut at Maison & Objet, Tom Dixon's 'Cog' collection is part of his new accessories range for 2014.
The textured 'Plum' vase by Tom Dixon.
Tom Dixon's booth featuring the orange and white salt & pepper grinders 'Tower'.
Bathroom accessories set 'Submarine' by Hector Serrano for Seletti.
Valentina Carretta's 'Egg of Columbus' table lamp in black and 'The Hamlet Dilemma' crystal skull by Seletti.
'Plank' cutting boards available in American Walnut and Curly Maple by Fort Standard.
Souda added these large limited-edition bowls to their 'Kawa Series' which are slip-cast from leather molds.
The 11+ Sound1 bluetooth speakers presented by leibal.
View of the 'Accent on Design' floor at NY NOW.