Manuel Fonseca
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A Finnish Zoo

Product Design

2017 | Helsinki, Finland

  A Finnish Zoo  ( Suomalainen Elaintarha  in Finnish) is a toy set designed for the celebration of the Centenary of Independence that combines the Finnish woodcraft tradition and the values of simplicity and honesty.

A Finnish Zoo (Suomalainen Elaintarha in Finnish) is a toy set designed for the celebration of the Centenary of Independence that combines the Finnish woodcraft tradition and the values of simplicity and honesty.

 The toys are designed to be a playful way of educating young generations about the Finnish endemic wildlife and nature.

The toys are designed to be a playful way of educating young generations about the Finnish endemic wildlife and nature.

 Each animal has a series of magnets that allow them to disassembled and be reorganized between each other to create new fantastical creatures. 

Each animal has a series of magnets that allow them to disassembled and be reorganized between each other to create new fantastical creatures. 

 This set was exhibited at the 100 years Finnish Independence exhibition  Nakuna  in Italy ,  which was part of the  Salone del Mobile 2017.

This set was exhibited at the 100 years Finnish Independence exhibition Nakuna in Italy, which was part of the Salone del Mobile 2017.