rocky the rocking horse by marc newson for magis
australian-born designer marc newson has made a rocking horse for magis. ‘rocky’ is a modern take on a traditional object, a pop version taking its character loosely from medieval jousting horses. a historic childhood icon, the rocking horse is in newson’s interpretation dressed up as a cowboy. the parallelogram motion mimics the movement of the traditional toy. ‘rocky’ is made in recycled polyethylene through rotational moulding – a production process, ideal for hollow items.
view from the front
available in black and white
the simplicity of the form and material is accentuated through the gold rein
rocking horses on show at salone del mobile 2012
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