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Building Blocks for Budding Architects from Barcelona’s Mitoi

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Barcelona toy company Mitoi, founded by designer Marc Castelló, has a pair of building block sets which eschew the generic “wooden blocks without meaning” for a collection of blocks that can be fashioned into famous architectural landmarks. The Miciti collection keeps it local by focusing on Barcelona landmarks—including Antoni Gaudi’s — Continue reading …




 

 

Mitoi-Toys_dezeen_784_5Barcelona toy company Mitoi, founded by designer Marc Castelló, has a pair of building block sets which eschew the generic “wooden blocks without meaning” for a collection of blocks that can be fashioned into famous architectural landmarks. The Miciti collection keeps it local by focusing on Barcelona landmarksincluding Antoni Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia; while the Miworld collection goes international with the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building, among others.

A children’s product designer who also happens to love architecture, Castelló sees the blocks, which are made from painted birch wood, as going beyond traditional parameters: “I would like children to learn the relation between colors and form and to learn something about their urban landscape and the buildings closest to them.”Mitoi-Toys_dezeen_784_4Mitoi-Toys_dezeen_784_1-1Mitoi-Toys_dezeen_784_3Mitoi-Toys_dezeen_784_0

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