Have you ever wondered how toys are made? I look at some of the things my little boy plays with and the detail and manoeuvrability of them always amaze me. One thing I have never thought about being made is cuddly toys, that was until today…
 


 

Top 10 Inside Out Cuddly Toys

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10 – Inside out Dog – ateliervolvox.ch

Mostly made the 2 main artists Samuel Coendet and Lea Gerber these toys are a way to show people how to give things new life instead of throwing them away.

Top 10 Inside Out Cuddly Toys

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9 – Inside out Bear – ateliervolvox.ch

But as you can see the results are a little…odd. But these Zurich designers have also shown me that it is more the shape that people love about their toys, to so much the main look of them.

Top 10 Inside Out Cuddly Toys

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8 – Inside out Bear – ateliervolvox.ch

It might sound (and indeed look) like a simple idea, but the work and effort of opening, reversing and re-sewing them in a style that still matches the original shape is not one that is done easily.

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7 – Inside out Dinosaur – ateliervolvox.ch

They might be weird-looking, but it was this art series that won the Recycling Design Preis 2012 in Germany so they there must be someone other than myself who thinks they look amazing.

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6 – Inside out Rabbit – ateliervolvox.ch

All the stuffed toys you see here were found in second-hand shops and nursery schools. All of them in a storage cupboard just waiting to be enjoyed and played with again. Sadly that didn’t happen and they ended up being turned inside out.

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5 – Inside out Squirrel – ateliervolvox.ch

Out of all of these art works I think this is the one that looks the best being inside out.  That little inverted nose is just too much, and the fluffy Mohawk finishes it off nicely.

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4 – Inside out Lion – ateliervolvox.ch

The lion looks a little more dangerous inside out, but what I have learned from seeing these is that there is some serious craftsmanship that goes into making all of these toys, presumably for a cheap price as well.

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3 – Inside out Teddy – ateliervolvox.ch

The inside out eyes are the worst part about these works of art. This bear here seems to have eyes that are looking right through me.

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2 – Inside out Elephant – ateliervolvox.ch

Strangely the elephant is one of the toys that looks cute even inside out! But that eye button looks rather nasty and should come with a dangerous parts warning.

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1 – Inside out Brown Bear – ateliervolvox.ch

And we end up with this bear who seems to have gained a mischievous look about him after being flipped inside out. So what do you think, do they look better inside out? I would love to know.

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