Ado Ko Verzuu toy cubes crate 1950s
Height: 20 cm
Width: 40 cm
Depth: 31 cm
Fantastic decorative wooden toy cube crate, designed by Ko Verzuu for Ado Holland in the 1950s. This is a very rare 1950s crate. Ado means Arbeid door onvolwaardigen, translated; labor by incapacitated, which makes this an even more special piece. Toys by Ado are being highly collected at the moment, even more than ever cause this is very decorative combined with 1950s furniture from all countries! Everyone can see these toys are inspired by De Stijl and Rietveld. Very nice colorful toys, all handmade and hand colored. This is an early toy and it’s in played condition but I think the patina makes this a very nice piece with aging to it. Would look highly decorative as this can be used in numerous positions everywhere as decoration! It is marked with the ado plate on the front! A very good future investment.
Jacobus (Ko) Verzuu
Utrecht 1901 – 1971
Construction supervisor, toy designer