Ado Ko Verzuu cube kart, Holland 1949
Height: 19 cm
Width: 25 cm
Depth: 15 cm
Very nice small toy cub kart designed by Ko Verzuu for Ado Holland in 1949. 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! Ado toys have a great charm because of their played look and original age wear. Ko Verzuu inspired his designed on ‘De Stijl’ bij Gerrit Thomas Rietveld. In this car you can see a lot of comparisons with 'De Stijl' and Gerrit Rietveld, even in this piece there are no colors, the minimalistic forms are comparable to de Stijl. This kart is in a nice used condition, there is 1 cube missing but since it’s on the bottom it’s not visible. Marked with the metal ADO plate at the front. Would be an amazing decorative addition to any interior.
Jacobus (Ko) Verzuu
Utrecht 1901 – 1971
Construction supervisor, toy designer