David Palhegyi

April 3, 2009

If you’ve browsed the shop lately, I imagine you’ve noticed a miniature woodland’s worth of new carved animals and tiny wooden houses. These come to us from David Palhegyi, a most talented and inventive woodworker, musician and father of 5 based in Hungary. David’s pieces are unlike anything out there at the moment – one-of-a-kind rustic toy sculptures that incorporate the grains and markings of native woods into fantastical, imaginative structures and folk-like figures.

His work is increasingly appearing on our shores but remains in limited supply because he produces each piece himself. Take a look below at some of his sets and figures (photos are David’s). Many are actually toys within toys, composed of multiple interlocking pieces and accessories that combine into playful vignettes.  As you might expect, the larger more intricate sets come with matching price tags, but these are the kinds of splurge-worthy pieces that will become part of your family’s play time for years to come.

 If you are interested in information on pricing or availability please feel free to send us an e-mail, especially if you are considering a set for a special gift or holiday.

Zoo Setzoofarm200811

Farm Set – approximately 20″ x 14″ x 18″farmos_hazmrm_526811

Trojan Horse Settrojai_lo1

Castle Set (includes pieces not pictured)lovagvar1

Small House (approximately 20″ x 12″ x 9.5″)kis_babahaz1

Treehouse Set (approximately 11″ x 11″ x 8″)oriasfa_keszlet1

Large House (approximately 21″ x 11″ x 16″)


Chess Set2008_0119fajc1tc9k003211

Knights on Horseback


Woodland Cottage (2 levels) and Fence (approximately 19″ x 11″ x 16″)