Croc Pile Mini, Green by Karl Zahn
- $31.50 for Members
Wow-o-wow it’s a pile of crocodiles! This set of 10 little acro — er, crocobats are designed to nest and stack to build a tower of friendly crocs. Get snappy and use their mouths as cantilevers or simply interlock the notches on their backs. Need a bigger challenge? Add multiple sets to create a tall croc tower. After a while, you’ll be a crocodile-stacking pro. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Beech, water-based paint
6.4 x 2.5 x 3.8 in.
Meet the designer
Karl Zahn is a freelance product and furniture designer in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. His work examines contemporary materials and historical technologies in an attempt to create modern hybrids that are more applicable, beautiful, and sustainable. His designs express a pared-down simplicity and stark aesthetic as a blend of modernist hard lines and surfaces with a Danish sensitivity to materials and joinery. Each piece is designed to withstand the passing of trends and foster complex relationships that grow more endearing over time.
Born and raised in rural Vermont, his work with wood and natural materials is an extension of the teachings from his home and time spent playing in forests and woodshops. After earning a degree in product design from the Rhode Island School of Design (2003), he traveled to San Francisco where he immersed himself in the creative and complicated metalworking culture that thrives there. In 2007, he moved to New York to begin working on his own. Learn more at karlzahn.com.