Outsiders plush toys by Atelier Volvox

Slideshow: Zurich designers Atelier Volvox rescued these unloved plush toys and gave them a new lease of life by turning them inside out - eyes and all.

Outsiders plush toys by Atelier Volvox

Samuel Coendet and Lea Gerber collected the toys from second-hand shops and forgotten corners of nursery schools before cutting them open to reverse the fur.

Outsiders plush toys by Atelier Volvox

The Outsiders toys received the Recycling Design Preis 2012 in Germany last week.

Outsiders plush toys by Atelier Volvox

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Outsiders plush toys by Atelier Volvox

Here's a little text from the designers:


Outsiders are second-hand plush toys of various forms and sizes, who are given a new life by opening, reversing and resewing them.

Outsiders plush toys by Atelier Volvox

Due to this procedure an old, worn plush toy becomes a "brand new" product - with a slightly different look. Despite their bizarre appearance, however, Outsiders are friendly and adorable.

Outsiders plush toys by Atelier Volvox

Materials: plush toy; yarn
Source of materials: second hand shops, nursery
Designer: Samuel Coendet, Lea Gerber

 

Outsiders plush toys by Atelier Volvox

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