Hobbel

I really appreciate the exercise of design that manages to update something traditional in the simplest way possible, and a perfect example of this is Hobbel, a wonderful project by Dutch designer Remko Verhaagen for Rotterdam-based multi-disciplinary design studio Blooey.

Hobbel captures extraordinarily well the essence and the shape of a rocking horse, using minimalist and clean lines, through a combination of CNC and traditional pipe bending techniques.

What is particularly notable is that it has been carefully finished by hand, with connections that are sanded and polished until made invisible. Available in White Knight, Fire Brigade and Silver Prince, without doubt, we would love to see more exercises like this.