Friday, 30 September 2011

Wise words from Swiss toy designer Antonio Vitali

"A toy made by lovingly observant parents, be it naive or unsophisticated, is preferable to mass-produced merchandise. It was created for the specific needs of that child, known by the parents." Antonio Vitali

Antonio Vitali Playforms Toy Transportation Set Creative Playthings

Currently listed on ebay, this beautiful antonio vitali playforms set comes complete with box. Other Creative playforms Vitali sculptured toy figures illustrate the perimeter of the box.
Other creative playforms Vitali vehicle sets I have seen come with a covered truck and pilot in the aeroplane.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Antonio Vitali Family , Farm Animals

These beautiful Creative Playthings toys by Antonio Vitali above, sold on ebay for a little over $3000. I am curious to know whether these toys will form part of a personal or private collection or be scattered on the floor for some fortunate child to play with.

Over $2000 was realised for the sale of the Vitali vehicles and animals in the photo below.

Below is a lovely collection of 23 vintage wooden Vitali Figures. They sold for over $2500 on ebay.