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Renate Müller transforms R & Company’s gallery space into a fairytale landscape with her latest toy designs – all unique and delicately handcrafted in her studio in Sonnenberg, Germany. Müller, who has been creating whimsical toys for decades, is recognized internationally as a pioneer of the toy design movement. Working within the traditional craft of toy making, Müller brings a sophistication to her designs with her exceptional use of bold colours and raw materials. She remains one of the last great toy makers from the generation of German artisans working out of the toy capital of the world, Sonnenberg. Her toys are also therapeutic in nature and designed to help children with mental and physical developmental differences.
On view is a wild boar family, a mystical double headed unicorn, a voluminous “Hanging Beanstalk” sculpture that is suspended from the 17-foot gallery ceiling. Müller intends that all of her toys are lived with, sat on and played with. This exhibition is one of Renate Müller’s last presentations of her new works and a demonstration of the unique design language she created that speaks to both the past and the present.