Kids' racing car flips to become a rocking chair

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Schaukelwagon is a 1950s German toy that transforms from a racing car to a rocking chair ...

Schaukelwagon is a 1950s German toy that transforms from a racing car to a rocking chair for double the fun. View gallery (6 images)

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.

Via Inhabitots.

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