A wooden toy puzzle shaped like a giraffe.

All images © Yoshiaki Ito

Slender pieces of beechwood connected by strings of elastic form a playful menagerie of toys by Brooklyn-based designer Yoshiaki ItoMorphits begin as cubes, carefully packaged in a box, then expanded to reveal a stable of animals, which currently include a giraffe, monkey, pig, hippo, or a tiger. Bendable and posable, they can be displayed on a surface or puzzled back together into a compact form.

Find more of Ito’s work on his website, where he sells the toys in his shop in both color and natural options. You can also follow Ito and the monkey’s world travels on Instagram. (via designboom)

 

A menagerie of wooden toy puzzle shaped like animals.

Two wooden toy puzzles shaped like a tiger and a hippo.

A wooden toy puzzle shaped like a monkey sitting in Japan.

Spritely Animals Spring from Cubes of Wood in Yoshiaki Ito’s Series of ‘Morphits’

Two wooden toy puzzles shaped like a pig and a monkey.   A wooden toy puzzle shaped like a tiger.

A wooden toy puzzle shaped like a giraffe, pictured with its box.

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