NYC-based brinca dada is Doug Rollins and Tim Boyle, who both spent time living in Brazil and fell in love with the beautiful, friendly and fun atmosphere there. That’s why their name is brinca dada (BREEN-kuh DEY-duh), taken from the Brazilian term “brincadeira” which translates to “game or plaything.”
Naturally, their first major product is a dollhouse, but this ain’t your traditional run of the mill dollhouse. Nope. It’s ready for 2010. Not only does it feature working solar panels on the roof, but also has glass corners, a minimalist cut stone fireplace, scored hardwood floors, and recessed lights (LED). Made of wood (birch and others) and acrylic glass, it measures 18”H 22”W 36”L and is built at 1:12 scale. All stain and paints are non-toxic and lead free. Fun for the adult and child alike.
At ICFF, they showed the house full of furniture, which they told me were all prototypes. The furnishings are in development, so don’t fear, you can soon fill your modern masterpiece with mini modern furniture, too. Did you see their press pack? Unbelievable.