Over the past few months, I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for stylish, functional play things for an (undercover) outdoor play area. I wanted this play area to be a “yes space” with safe, engaging items that would entertain the toddler age bracket. This week I added Ernie the Elephant from Mocka to the mix, and so far he has been absolutely adored by my animal loving mini guests.
Ernie the Elephant is a replica of the original Eames Elephant Stool designed by iconic husband and wife team Charles and Ray Eames. He is made from durable plastic and can withstand all kinds of shenanigans and tomfoolery. He is perfect for riding, climbing, or engaging in imaginative play. He also enjoys carrying things, like a row of blocks!
I like how Ernie has a heavy enough weight to make him sturdy for riding, but won’t cause any damage if he is tipped over during play (which, with a bunch of toddlers, is a high probability).
Ernie is available in red, green, or orange (arriving in late June). He is 42cm tall (seat 35cm) and 70cm long, making him a lovely feature piece for a nursery, rumpus room, or courtyard.
The verdict… a truly fun addition to your child’s play space.
Alongside Ernie the Elephant, the folks at Mocka also carry a wide range of children’s furniture, toys, storage, decor, and more. Here’s a small selection of our favourites…