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‘Toyls of Labur’ is a store that manufactures goods from times gone by. The frustration of wanting items that are more unique than ubiquitous cookie-cutter products has sparked a trend towards well-crafted, innovative products from longstanding firms; Toyls of Labur adheres to this movement.
Toyls of Labur can hardly keep the goods on the shelves, which is proof that innovative products designed long ago do not have a best before date. The items Toyls of Labor stock are still made in their country of origin by firms established at least three generations ago. To put it another way, the goods from these firms represent over 10,000 years of manufacturing knowledge and innovation. That goes to show that unlike fads (which by definition are short term events), trends can remain popular for decades—even centuries!
One of the many firms that Toyls of Labur carries is Vilac, a European toy manufacturer whose streamlined wooden cars and brightly lacquered abstract shapes still look so avant garde that the centenary of the company is being celebrated next year with an exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris.
Toyls of Labur also carries innovative toys from this side of the Atlantic. Remember that awesome wooden toy you had as a kid that had a hammer and pegs? It was made by the Cornelius Holgate woodworking shop, which was established in the same year that the American constitution was signed. One of Holgate’s many toy designers was Jarvis Rockwell (the brother of famous illustrator Norman Rockwell), whose concern for safety, durability and educational play made him America’s premier toy designer. A number of Holgate toys now considered classics are also carried by Toyls of Labur, including the Bingo Bed and Ducking Duck. These types of toys bring about nostalgia for the good old days.
Many now want merchandise tried and true. From the first manufactured cologne to the best cotton jumpers, Tolys of Labur has that unique, quality object that you are looking for. It just may be that Toyls of Labur is at the forefront of catering to those who are tired of planned obsolescence and mass production. Many now want to buy timelessly trendy things that are going to be loved by the next generation too.