Handmade Rocking Sheep: A Take On An Original Mid-Century Design

There are all sorts of fun ‘rocking animals’ for kids to play with these days, but none quite as realistic as The Rocking Sheep. While roaming through Etsy I cam across these handmade rockers from California which are made using Baltic birch plywood, reclaimed scrap wood and real sheepskin. The wood is then finished off with a low V.O.C. water-based polyurethane, making this as earth-friendly as it is charming.

The Rocking Sheep is a take on an original mid-century design by Danish Designer Povl Kjer, who is known for his incredible work at the Hans Christian Anderson Museum, Carlsberg brewery and LEGO. His fluffy black, brown, grey and pink rocking sheep are made from a varnished pine, padded with foam rubber and then upholstered in lambskin.

Max Tyrie’s version is a wholesome version of this and each and every prototype and design revision has been fastidiously test ridden by his 18-month old daughter, Rosie. :-)

Price: $175.00 from Max Tyrie and Bright Star Designs on Etsy

A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.


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