Patrick Rylands

Patrick Rylands (Hull,1943) is an English designer.

After graduating in ceramics from the Royal College of Art in London in 1966 began to work as a freelancer with an number of iconic toy companies (Creative Playthings, Naef, Ambi Toys).

In 1970 he became the youngest designer to be awarded the prestigious Prince Philip Designers Prize for a group of ABS plastic toys designed for the British company Trendon Toys (former producer of Sasha dolls). From 1976 up until 2002 he worked as in-house designer for the historic Dutch toy company, Ambi Toys. In 1999 he was awarded the title of Royal Designer for Industry.

His toy designs are part of the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood in London and have been exhibited in the Olympic Games of London 2012.



  • Joupii
    Designed in 1970 by the renowned british toy designer Patrick Rylands and still today considered as a classic toy. Constructed by only six pieces of wood that are held together by a strong elastic cord, Joupii can change position and never stop surprising you. It can stand upright or take a funny and unusual position. By the body configuration Joupii can transmit states of mind or actions. Just move it! Dimensions: 7,5 x 14,5 x 2 cm    

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