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Design Gallery, Designing for Change section 1, Case 3

This object consists of 3 parts, some of which may be located elsewhere.

Bead Coaster Fantasy

Bead Frame
1998 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Wooden base composed of three thick pieces of dowel arranged one above the other, attached to two thick lengths of wood on either side. Five plastic coated wires run from one length to the opposite length of wood forming a large arch of wires. The yellow, orange, red, blue and green wires are threaded with beads of various shapes in the same colours as the wires.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.

  • Bead Frame
  • Packaging
  • Sheet
TitleBead Coaster Fantasy (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
Wood, plastic-covered wire, printed card and paper
Brief description
Wooden and plastic-covered wire bead frame made in Taiwan for the English company Krucial Kids about 1998
Physical description
Wooden base composed of three thick pieces of dowel arranged one above the other, attached to two thick lengths of wood on either side. Five plastic coated wires run from one length to the opposite length of wood forming a large arch of wires. The yellow, orange, red, blue and green wires are threaded with beads of various shapes in the same colours as the wires.
Dimensions
  • Height: 45cm
  • Width: 38cm
  • Depth: 33cm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
Arch shaped logo on outside of box. Lower part red with white lettering CHILD FRIEND. Upper part has dark blue background with stylised silhouette of two children one white, the other red. The words MADE IN TAIWAN are stuck on to the base of the toy itself on a gold coloured label. (1) Makers's mark; English)
Gallery label
Developing motor skills Motor skills are our body’s ability to manage movement – from fine skills, like grasping with fingers, to gross skills, like walking. They are a combination of our brains, nervous systems and muscles all working together. Children develop motor skills as they grow up from babyhood. The toys here help babies learn from experience. 7 Bead Coaster Fantasy Designer: Krucial Kids Date: 1998 Location: Designed England, manufactured Taiwan Materials: Metal, wood, plastic Museum no. B.208-1999 8 Activity Centre Designer: Fisher Price Date: 1986 Location: Designed USA, manufactured Taiwan Materials: Plastic, metal, printed paper Museum no. MISC.353-1987 [Young V&A, Design Gallery, Design helps us to learn, group object label] (01/07/2023)
Production
Reason For Production: Retail
Collection
Accession number
B.208:1 to 3-1999

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Record createdMarch 20, 2000
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