Welcome to the weird, wild and wide world of Areaware.
We say “wide” because Areaware make so many fascinating objects, we’re
not sure which category to place them in. This New York-based studio of
design aims to make your home objects as unusual as possible, while
still retaining their useful factor – and get a laugh or jolt of
surprise from you along the way.
One of the earliest and most simple toys ever to grace mankind has to be the spinning top – it’s fascinated both children and adults for millennia. Designer Karl Zahn has kept to the humble technology of this toy, crafting his Tree Tops from an evergreen tree (and shaping them like one, too).
Five little Tree Tops await you here. If you can click your fingers, you can get them to spin! Hold them upright, click your fingers, and let your spinning Tree Top go! Try and get them to spin together in a dense forest; they make an environmentally-conscious toy.
Tree Tops feature:
- Recommended for children aged 6 and up.
- Made from schima wood.
- To use, hold upright and click your fingers, letting go of the top as you do. It will spin best on a flat, hard surface.
- Presented as five spinning tops in a cloth bag, within an Areaware box.
Dimensions: 5.5 x 3cm.