YOT Toy Kit


Yot is inspired by modular toys from Bauhaus, particularly those by Alma Siedhoff-Buscher. Alma gave kids freedom to create, provoked their imagination. I started the project thinking about designing a toy for refugee kids, so that I could help bring a little joy. But as I kept researching, I was taken by their creativity and attitude, their resourcefulness in creating toys out of available materials. I asked myself, what is the definition of a toy? Does it have to be a designed object? Could kids create their own toys?

I realized that I could provide kids with a toy kit using everyday materials. After several experiments I chose cardboard because of its availability and ability to be used. I developed a modular toy kit for children to freely create their own toys.
This is part of Plan B: Spirit of the Bauhaus exhibition, hosted by ArtCenter College of Design and Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (HMCT).

Click here to learn more about the exhibition.

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