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‘Hobbel’ fits the design essence of a rocking horse in an icon of simple tubes. Its purity appeals to design loving parents and kids alike.
Published:
BLOOEY HOBBEL
by Remko Verhaagen and Stephen Boom
When toddlers arrive any carefully designed interior turns into a scrapheap of toys and kids stuff...
And since cleaning up isn’t exactly what kids love to do most, in many cases it remains a mess for the next 16 years or so.
We wondered what would happen if we could make a kind of ‘design’ object that is equally good looking and a lot of fun to play with!
Doodles from Remko’s sketchbook with the first sketches of Hobbel.
Early process CAD rendering showing a version with a continuous frame.
The first mock-up...
It was really hard to find the right bending tool for our (spline curved) tubes. Somehow it was a lot easier to find a ‘test pilot’.
Special edition ‘Silver Prince’ with blue details.
Soft-coated ‘Fire brigade’ edition with black details.
The Hobbel family.

See more design work by Remko Verhaagen at www.blooey.nl