kiko+ & gg*
A modern, minimalist boutique toy brand from Osaka, Japan, kiko+ & gg* launched a decade ago as an alternative to plastic toys. Designers Kaz and Novi have created an aesthetically driven, durable collection to spark children’s imaginations and make them smile. Named for two Japanese terms (“ki” means wood, while “ko” means child), Kiko+is a vibrant, quirky wooden toy collection featuring unexpected functions, along with wooden reinterpretations of old-school plastic toys. GG* (meaning “two girls” in Japanese, and representing the designers) consists of traditional toys with an educational spin.