Early Learning Center (concept)
Total design project
Plastic prototype of the Toy car toy
Project to design a small injection moulded plastic toy for a child aged 2-3 years to sit in the Early Learning Centre range of products. Drawing inspiration from the wooden toys that are synonymous with the Early Learning Centre and the toy building blocks produced by the Bauhaus movement that allowed children to discover through form early concepts for a toy car were developed to a final prototype.
Early development sketches focused on the concept of a toy car with very simple forms. The lack of detail encourages the child to explore their surroundings with the car rather than focusing on the toy car itself. The use of a handle allows the toy to be gripped firmly by small developing hands.
Project to design a small injection moulded plastic toy for a child aged 2-3 years to sit in the Early Learning Centre range of products.
The final concept prototyped in vacuum formed HIPS, wheels were lathe turned out of ABS and fixed with an interference fit onto stainless steel axles.