Candylab

Candylab Toys was born out of our desire to revive the glamorous '60s American modernist vibe and carve it into awesome contemporary wood toy designs. As artists, designers and parents we draw on many influences, not least of which are our deep love of classic American Cars and the craftsmanship spirit of mid-century artisan furniture designers.

Sustainability

Our mission is to make wooden toys better than plastic ones, with zero compromises.  Our lumber always comes from well-managed forests from North America, mostly Canada. Our suppliers import it under our close supervision and turn it into the beautiful toys you see here. We will occasionally source New Zealand Pine from, well, New Zealand or Rubber Wood from various sources in Asia. All these species are fast to extremely fast-growing rates (unlike oak, fir, etc. ) with a growth rate exceeding the harvest rate over a given territory.

Packaging

All paper and cardboard! It is equal parts engineering and origami to make rigid boxes that can be shipped across the world. We use non-toxic paints when printing, and we do not skimp on the design! No one should need to use a sharp blade to free up a toy from a blister pack.

Where we make it

Our NYC office handles design, sales, and marketing; our hub in Central Pennsylvania diligently packs and ships our products. And we set up an office in Ningbo, China with our employees to ensure all our suppliers closely follow our strict quality and sustainability steps. We use only a handful of small, family-owned wood shops to make products, run by people that have been in this craft for 2 generations now. Pre-COVID times we frequently traveled to spend time and work alongside our suppliers to make sure every single toy is made the right way.

All our small and custom runs are made either right in our studio in NYC, or our shop in PA.

Futuristic Mail Van
$16.00
Futuristic Mail Van
Sold Out
Ice Cream Van
$20.00
Ice Cream Van
Sold Out
Donut Van
$20.00
Donut Van
Sold Out
Pizza Van
$20.00
Pizza Van
Sold Out
Dumpling Van
$20.00
Dumpling Van
Hot Dog Van
$20.00
Hot Dog Van
Sold Out
Cotswold Gold
$38.00
Cotswold Gold
Yosemite RV
$16.00
Yosemite RV
Sold Out
NASA Astrovan
$16.00
NASA Astrovan
Garbage Truck
$26.00
Garbage Truck
Sold Out
Fire Truck
$26.00
Fire Truck
Sold Out
Pink Sedan
$9.00
Pink Sedan
Sold Out
Red Racer #5
$9.00
Red Racer #5
Sold Out
Ambulance
$9.00
Ambulance
Sold Out
Black Swan Wagon
$15.00
Black Swan Wagon
Taco Van
$20.00
Taco Van
Airstream® Camper
$12.00
Airstream® Camper
Woodie Redux
$38.00
Woodie Redux
Police Cruiser
$30.00
Police Cruiser
B.Berry
$9.00
B.Berry
Oahu Surf Set
$10.00
Oahu Surf Set