Jacek and Kasia Anyszkiewicz from Gliwice have been flooded with praise on social media, with their ‘art creatures’ fetching up to $300 (1,280 zł) per piece.
Appealing to the public to send in both stories and toys, the Nowa Huta Museum has already been flooded with donations for an exhibition that will explore the wonders of childhood.
Poland holds ninth place in a global ranking of toy exporters and is fourth-best in Europe, the Polish Economic Institute (PIE), an economic think-tank, has written in a recent report.
Beginning their venture with stuffed monkeys, the retirees have now expanded their oeuvre to include among other things cuddly cats, dogs and owls for the University Centre of Paediatrics Central Clinical Hospital in Łódź.
The seven-year-old from Poland, who’s egg will be part of the furniture and home appliance’s SAGOSKATT range, beat off competition from over 60,000 entrants who submitted drawings of their dream toy.
Just a few centimetres long with a visible snout and ears, the figurines were discovered at the settlement from around 3,500 years ago encircled by a monumental stone wall – which captured researchers’ interests because it is the oldest of its kind in this part of Europe.
Upset that he wouldn’t be able to see anyone on his birthday, six-year-old Antoś was delighted when he saw the police and their big blue dog children’s mascot Sznupek waving up at him after they organised a surprise party.
From their small family-run business high in the Beskidy mountains, Gosia and Wiesiek Borowy’s products are sold in New York's MoMA and Vitra in Germany, Kim Kardashian buys their toys for her children, and they are the recent recipients of the international BuyMeOnce Excellence Award in London for their aesthetic and eco-friendly designs. Now they plan to save bees with their ‘Help the bees! (Be)e your friend’ initiative.
A Polish couple producing hand-made toys have become an international sensation.