New Zealander Shayne Irving developed this wooden kiwi
toy in his after hours. Shayne is HOD Graphics and Materials
Technology at Edgewater College, Auckland, and is one of our
Members.

The
kekoKIWI is the first product he has designed and had put into
production independently. Inspiration first came from the great
Scandinavian design company
Playsam, but also came from other
New Zealand designers designing with an indigenous focus.  
Shayne originally trained as an Industrial Designer at the Wellington
School of Design, and worked for short periods at Backhouse
Interiors (Wellington), and Object Design (Christchurch), before
moving into teaching. He also learnt a great amount from working
with designers on a range of projects during a Royal Society
Teacher Fellowship - he was hosted by design firm PHD3.

CONGRATULATIONS, Shayne
kekoKIWI
CREATED AND
MANAGED BY
EDUCATION GRAPHICS
DECEMBER 2010

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A wonderful wooden toy made in New Zealand by
Keko Design

The kekoKIWI toy was created to give young kiwi kids the
opportunity to own a kiwi toy that is solid in construction and timeless
in form. The toy’s visually uncluttered appearance is styled to fit
in with contemporary living. The form combines a playful interaction
of three basic elements: a body, beak and wheels. The parts are
turned from locally grown timbers, including beech, macrocarpa, and
radiata pine, and finished with non-toxic paint. Offset eccentric
wheels allow the toy to wobble as it is moved along. The packaging
is great too.

In Shayne's Outline of Process (rollover below), there is a reference to
INKSCAPE in 'conceptualisation'. If you want to find out what it is, or want more
information about it
CLICK HERE
ROLL MOUSE OVER IMAGES BELOW TO SEE OUTLINE OF PROCESS
kekoKIWI CAN ALSO BE SEEN HERE AND HERE