A handcrafted interpretation of an ancient toy, re-imagined for the modern day.
The spinning top appears to pre-date written history, with endlessly simple design and satisfying motion, historical examples can be found from as early as 3000BC.
Each of these wooden tops is woodturned by hand, giving each one a unique character and nuance through the small inconsistencies inherent in handmade products. The sleek, simple design means this piece fits seamlessly into a modern environment, and the pleasing motion and tactility of a well-made top is as pleasing and addictive now as it was thousands of years ago.
This product was being developed in preparation for the Contemporary Craft fair- Bovey Tracey (2020), which was sadly cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Development continues.
© Daniel Taylor-2020