ADO, ‘No. 3 Cubes Set’, ca. 1950, Chamber
ADO, ‘No. 3 Cubes Set’, ca. 1950, Chamber
ADO, ‘No. 3 Cubes Set’, ca. 1950, Chamber

This set of eight lacquered wooden cubes, by ADO, is an early example of modular or architectural toys, which have become so commonplace with companies like LEGO. While LEGO's bricks would interlock, ADO's cubes fit, one inside the other, like a minimal Russian matryoshka.

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

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