Playing with Wood Joinery to Make Children Dream

Eva Guillet  

 

My name is Eva Guillet, and I am designer. When my daughter was 3 years old, I set out to finding her a beautiful dollhouse. I wanted it to be simple and modern, not stereotyped and made of natural materials...However, confronted with the lack of options available on the market, I resolved to create my own dollhouse from scratch.

I was working in a makerspace and had a digital cutting machine at my disposal - and so I jumped in. The success was instantaneous - the dollhouse grew so popular that I enventually decided to make it the focal point of my activity, with the desire to work up an entire universe around it. Thus was born Milkywood, a collection of wooden toys made for little dreamers.

These sleek and modern toys are all designed and made in Paris. Cut out flat from wooden boards, the pieces shape up through playing and assembling. Milkywood encourages small-scaled local production, reasoned manufacturing and human contact, and promotes the use of natural materials in its journey to creating simple, ethical, timeless and playful pieces.