Hilla Shamia's rocking horse is a modern variation of a classic children's toy. She is based in Tel Aviv, and has designed these rocking horses from tree trunks, leaving natural characteristics of the circular bole of the tree intact.
Shamia has a gift for making a simple design look elegant and beautiful. Some of her other popular creations include a bumper car design used to help children recognize how to mix colors. Each horse is distinct with its own ring pattern, and unless you have your own chainsaw, this is not a toy you can make on your own. This rocking horse adds a unique twist to your standard children's toy, and is a great addition to any play pen.
The Hilla Shamia Rocking Horse is a Twist on a Classic Plaything
1. Minimalist Tree Trunk Toys - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Exploring new materials and designs for children's toys by incorporating natural elements like tree trunks.
1. Children's Toy Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporating unconventional materials and designs into traditional children's toys to create unique and eco-friendly products.
2. Furniture Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Utilizing natural materials like tree trunks in furniture design to create minimalist and sustainable pieces.
3. Education Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Using unconventional teaching aids, such as the tree trunk rocking horse, to engage children in interactive and sensory learning experiences.