We used to think that Australia’s contemporary art world was anything but childish. Perhaps we were wrong.
One of the greats of mid-century design, Alexander Girard once said: “Toys represent a microcosm of man’s world and dreams; they exhibit fantasy, imagination, humour and love. They are an invaluable record and expression of man’s ingenious unsophisticated imagination.” We agree, and so we’ve rounded up our favourite toys for grown ups – and a few for kids that we just really love. Forget Barbie dolls, toy cars, and brightly coloured plastic play-kitchens, and let these beautifully crafted toys bring out your inner child.