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Ko Verzuu for Ado, Mid-Century Modern, Wood Blocks Construction Netherlands Toy

$1,392.45

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Toy designed by Ko Verzuu, circa 1930. Manufactured by ADO in Netherlands. ADO Blokken, canvas bag with a set of wooden blocks / cubes to play. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Ko Verzuu (1901-1971) a former construction supervisor from Utrecht, led the ADO -Arbeid Door Onvolwaardigen- workshops. In addition, he designed the cars, building blocks, games and doll furniture, that were hand-made by his team of patients. Verzuu tested the quality of his toys on his own children. He immersed himself in art and architecture, with which he developed a strong preference for abstract lines and bright colours found in the 1920s group, De Stijl. ADO toys, therefore, are curiously avant-garde, inspired by the great artists of the time. In 2012, they were on show as part of the ‘Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000' exhibition in MOMA, New York. The same year, the CODA museum in Aperldoorn, Netherlands.

Details

  • Creator
    Ko Verzuu (Designer),ADO (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.82 in (30 cm)Width: 7.49 in (19 cm)Depth: 7.49 in (19 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    Barcelona, ES
  • Reference Number
    Seller: CN.CONSTRUCTIONNETHERLANDSTOY.1A.AR.RL.000231stDibs: LU1427226685842

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