Czech Boy Wins International IKEA Toy Design Contest

Czech Boy Wins International IKEA Toy Design Contest

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 childrens 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 years winners, who range in age from 5 to 9 years old, was a 6-year-old Czech boy from Kladno.



Czech Boy Wins International IKEA Toy Design Contest

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.

Scroll down to see all of the winners:

Maia, 6, France
Maia, 6, France

Salma, 8, Egypt
Salma, 8, Egypt

Miro, 7, Finland
Miro, 7, Finland

Chutirada, 5, Thailand
Chutirada, 5, Thailand

Leonard, 6, Canada
Leonard, 6, Canada

Yik To, 7, Hong Kong
Yik To, 7, Hong Kong

Naurazka Salsabila, 9, Indonesia
Naurazka Salsabila, 9, Indonesia

Irmak, 5, Turkey
Irmak, 5, Turkey

Amina, 6, Spain
Amina, 6, Spain

Photos courtesy of www.ikeamalydesigner.cz


Elizabeth Haas

Elizabeth Haas is the editor of Expats.cz. She has lived in Prague for 12 years working as a writer and editor of cookbooks and travel guides. Her work has appeared in both Czech and American publications.

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