Are you sick of those cheap and nasty plastic toys that fill toy shops these days? Well feast your eyes on the Schaukelwagen – it’s a German vintage child’s play car that transforms into a rocking chair simply by turning it upside-down.

Designed in the 1950s by Hans Brockhage and Erwin Andra, this beautifully crafted toy has a smooth bent beech frame and molded plywood seat. The red wooden wheels with rubber tires add nostalgic appeal and we love the multi-functionality of the design. It has a height of 40cm (15.75”), is 100cm (39.37”) wide and 38cm (14.96”) deep.

Mid Mod Design has one on sale for EUR600 (approx. US$745 at time of publication). Sigh. Maybe we need to look to the past to create the toys of the future.

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