The IKEA Soft Toy Drawing Competition asked little artists from around the globe to design a limited-edition stuffed animal for its Good Cause Campaign, a charity focusing on children’s right to play in some the most vulnerable countries in the world.
This year over 52,000 entrants drew fantastical creatures that will be produced and sold in IKEA stores worldwide from November. Among this year’s winners, who range in age from 5 to 9 years old, was a 6-year-old Czech boy from Kladno.
Using his considerable powers of imagination, Lukáš Kalík created the Dvojptáček (Twin Bird), a two-headed avian creature that, according to the IKEA product-development division could be “a challenge from a production point of view, but will be a great friend [that] can walk backwards and forwards just as easily.”
For every toy sold from November 20 to December 24, 2016, the IKEA Foundation will donate $1 to charity.
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Photos courtesy of www.ikeamalydesigner.cz