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Brollies by Artists ☔ Ingela Arrhenius and Shinzi Katoh

posted on October 26 2017

Children's umbrellas designed by Ingela Arrhenius and Shinzi Katoh

The latest drop from French toy company Vilac has cheered up the store immensely. They have brought with them light and coloured and super inspired illustrations that we've all been admiring. We love Vilac's wooden lacquered toys for their personality, playability and super duper design. Their bold colours and shapes make these the kind of toys that you want to have around even after the kid's have grown up.

I dream of my library room of the future, dark mahogany, velvet green curtains, full of books to while away the day. Basil the Dog Pull Along propped up in between Chaucer and Yukio Mishima. This Chess Board set up on a dedicated games table in the corner. 

***Speaking of Pull Alongs, have you seen our selection recently? There are so many genius strokes of character and art, have a look at the whole family here.***

Every now and then a delivery arrives that leaves us all gaga. In the Vilac boxes was this collection of Umbrellas. Brilliantly designed by the Swedish artist Ingela Arrhenius and Japanese artist Shinzi Katoh. A bear, a cat, an astronaut and Little Red Riding Hood. From the handle to the shaft to the canopy, no detail has been spared. There is wood and colour and unique little touches everywhere. 

We are in LOVE with these gorgeous umbrellas, have a look for yourself here. They will make you want to go for a walk in the rain. 

If you'd like to get to know a little more about Ingela Arrhenius we had the pleasure of interviewing her recently. You can read her Q & A on our Meet THE DESIGNER series here. 

Shop Ingela Arrhenius Toys developed in collaboration with Vilac for sale at Little Citizens Boutique

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