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Design of Play: Other Resources

Resources related to the research and design of play in support of the Bachelor of Architecture Foundation Labs.

The resources on this page seek to inspire designers and help designers investigate existing toy designs.

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio


The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio awards are a benchmark of excellence with consumers, toy makers, and the media. Review the award winning toys here.

Toy Companies


The following is not an exhaustive list of existing toy companies. However, the ones listed are relatively popular with modern day parents.


Crate & Kids



Manhattan Toy

Melissa & Doug


A list of additional modern toy brands is available on Maisonette.

Toy Inspiration on Dezeen


Check out stories on toys at Dezeen. Click here.