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Penelope the Swan

  • Company
    Meri Meri , United Kingdom
  • Lead Designer
    Emma Peacock
  • Design Team
    Richard Kilby

I wanted to design something that was not only a joy to behold but also a product that could ignite imagination, fun and the magic of childhood.

When designing with children in mind I draw a lot of inspiration from my own childhood feeding the ducks at the park I was always captivated by the swans they were so magical.

When creating our children's range I knew Penelope needed to be functional as well as a beautiful toy. That’s why I designed her as a cushion. Penelope is a folksy creature made from white velvet cotton with gold stitching through her wings and a bold neon coral beak.

Photo Credit: Meri Meri