So you all know I only work and design with the BEST makers and Gumpy's Toys is not only one of the best but also one of the most interesting!He is totally worth a lovetildy news blog write up and at just 76 years young you will understand why the Luxe collection is more than just beautifully Australian designed and made high end, detailed wooden toys.
Like all good toy makers, Noel started off making for his friends and family, and after seeing the joy it brought his Grandchildren, a retired Noel decided to dive into the toy making business using his skills as a previous antique restorer, mechanical draftsman and with his eye for photography (40 years a previous self employed photographer #goals) he now creates THE most detailed and exquisite wooden toys for the young and old.
With the goal of one day hoping on his motor bike and camping around Australia, Noel truly is a interesting soul and working and designing with him has been a absolute pleasure. He even totally gets my Karla rants and all the screaming toddlers when we do business on the phone having raised 5 children of his own, 3 of those triplets (O.M.G).
The Luxe collection is designed and made with the mantra of 'its all in the details' and while its intended for children and adults who appreciate the intricacy of the wooden toys, they not only have WORKING parts but they give that luxe feeling to any space. The perfect piece to finish off your nursery, the special keepsake for a birthday or even the best present for upcoming fathers day for the man children in your life.
The Luxe collection truly is special and handcrafted by a special man, and even though the collection of 5 pieces has not been officially released yet, Noel is already in his regional Victoria shed in the freezing cold drawing up the specs for the designs of other LUXE collection to be released before the end of the year... think.... Beach Jeep... think.. Retro Caravan ... think.... AMAZING!!
xo Karla xo