Now they've just launched the second incarnation of their graphic kids toys in the form of Playshapes, a modular set of 74 geometric wooden shapes, at Tent London during London Design Festival. Meant to be integrated with the Shapemaker blocks, the new collection takes child's play to the next level with cheery forms that feature teardrops and mustaches. They can be arranged ad infinitum in order to create all kinds of different incarnations. Playshapes are made of rubberwood and arrive in a box encased in an unbleached cotton drawstring bag, acommpanied by a set of illustrations. The set will go for just over $100, and will be available directly from millergoodman beginning in mid-November.
Charlotte West is a design writer who recently returned to the United States after six years abroad in Stockholm, Sweden. She writes for a number of publications in the US, UK, Australia, Canada and Sweden. Her work has appeared in Icon, Step, Varoom, Budget Travel and Men's Journal. She is also an editor at large for Elemente magazine in Canada. Charlotte lives in Seattle with two Norwegian forest cats.