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My Rocking Horse Explores the Toy's Iconography

 - Jul 5, 2011
References: industrialdesignserved
Equestrian rockers have been conceived and created in an infinite number of ways and are thus constantly being reimagined as well. My Rocking Horse by Simon Evrard is yet another attempt to explore the meaning of such an overused form, in a way that is both practical and beautiful.

The designer wished to keep the iconic profile of the plaything, but to assemble it from separate components that may not individually mirror the symbolic shape. He started out with a system of layered parallel wooden panels that closely references the authentic form and materiality with a hint of contemporary creativity.

What might however be the more compelling of the designs for My Rocking Horse by Simon Evrard is the one made of molded aluminum tubes. It takes on a wiry appearance that is utterly unrecognizable from the front.