100% TobeUs: 100 Wooden Toy Cars by 100 Designers

100% TobeUs began as the brainchild of Italian architect and designer Matteo Ragni who became a father and realized that modern day toys were nothing but disposable objects with no real value or meaning. So began his quest of “giving children the possibility to love an object” and TobeUs was born – wooden toy cars made from cedar that are built to last and cleverly designed by skilled designers.

Untitled by Fernando and Humberto Campana (above)

Would you like a slice of toast? by Tomoko Azumi

Cedar, with its distinctive smell and durability, became the perfect material choice. With the help of Alessi, 100% TobeUs expanded the project to include 100 toy cars that were designed by 100 designers, all to be shown in an exhibition in Milan. Take a peek at all 100 cars here.

Il Bus by Antonio Cos

3CV by Duilio Forte

Sol Power by Harry&Camila

Beetle Face Puzzle by Jaime Hayon

Castello Edo by Setsu & Shinobu Ito

Lorry by Harri Koskinen

Autoscontro by Lanzavecchia + Wai

Fred by Lorenz*Kaz

TobeK by Karim Rashid

Grand Confort by Pascal Tarabay

Joyride by Rodrigo Torres

Journey of a Cedar by Marcel Wanders

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.