Antonio Vitali Jigsaw Puzzle wooden Toy - Sailing Theme - Vintage Swiss Design - Very rare Size: 28,5 cm x 9,5 cm x 1,5 cm For condition of the items see pictures and feel free to ask any and all questions. About: Antonio Vitali (19092008) was a Swiss toy designer, sculptor and maker known for creating handmade wooden toys. In addition to his own workshop in Zurich, Switzerland, he also had a long relationship as toy designer with the U. Vitali was a son of Italian and Swiss parents. He studied under the well-known Swiss sculptor, Otto Münch, and at the Bauhaus-inspired Zurich School of the Applied Arts (Kunstgewerbeschule) in the late-1920s.Although adults found his toys not realistic enough, he observed that children were completely enthralled and fascinated by his creations. His abstract figures challenged children's imagination.
In 1944, Vitali opened his workshop and store in the old town of Zurich at Neumarkt 4. He primarily worked with Larch wood from the Engadin area of Switzerland. This was the beginning of the Vitali legacy of producing hand carved, carefully rounded toys that evolved from his observation of how his own children play. His toys being highlighted by the Swiss artist and architect Max Bill, in the book "FORM" about contemporary design.
In the 1950-ties Vitali cooperated with the American toy producer Creative Playthings and designed unique and special toys under the label "Playforms" for the US American market. Terms: Vintage items do have a long history due to their age and do tell interesting stories by their beautiful patina and signs of wear of their previous owners. Patina is an essential part and reason for the individuality of each single vintage object. This is a final sale.
The item "Antonio Vitali Jigsaw Puzzle wooden Toy Sailing Theme Vintage Swiss Design" is in sale since Friday, November 10, 2017. This item is in the category "Spielzeug\Holzspielzeug\Setzpuzzle". The seller is "selectedvintage" and is located in Zürich. This item can be shipped worldwide.