Rokus van Blokland
Corry van Blokland Mobach

Blocks
Young children want to build but their fine motor skills needs to develop. Solid blocks for solid constructions. The smaller the infant the larger the blocks.

Building, stacking and rollovers. The child is experiencing weight, balance, shape and colour difference. The blocks are splinter-free, non-toxic finished and baby-proof manufactured.

1952 Wooden Toy Block Wagon

Size: 42 × 23 × 8 cm
During the course 'Cursus Industrial Design', Van Blokland designed this wagon with blocks which can be fully dismantled. Gerrit Rietveld formulated the assignment to design toys as: 'Toys where the package becomes part of the playing'.

Building with parts

The wagon has been constructed without nails. The wheels of the wagon can be taken from one side of the axis which allows the coloured long blocks to be part of the game.

1952 Sio Blocks

For a series of four blocks sets in 4 different sizes Rokus and Corry design a label for the largest set. The smaller labels could -when needed- be cut in the right size.

1953 Design Wooden Block Wagon
1953 Wooden Block Wagon

Size: 22,5 × 44 × 9 cm

1953 Production Block Wagon Sio Vroomshoop

Photos by Jan Versnel for magazine 'Goed Wonen'.

1957 Junior blocks

Son Peter was model for the drawing.

1959 Sio Blocks

Son Peter was model for the drawing.

1959 Wooden Block Wagon

Photo from Design Quaterly 59, Industrial Design in the Netherlands

1959 Wooden Block Wagon

Photo from Design Quaterly 59, Industrial Design in the Netherlands

1964 Blocks Chest
Blocks chest with Sioliet coloured blocks and baseplates.
Photo: Ron van Blokland

Size: 33,5 × 43,5 × 8 cm

1965 Label Sio Blocks

Serie of building sets with sioliet coloured blocks and slabs.

Sio Blocks building

Photo: Piet Mobach

1965 Sio Blocks building

Addition of flat building elements makes it possible to build larger architectonic buildings.
Photo: Piet Mobach

1977 Shapes game

Design shapes game Marks and Spencer


1977 Shapes Game Post Office

Design shapes game Marks and Spencer


1977 Block Wagon Marks and Spencer
1978 Buildingset Marks and Spencer

Building set for Marks and Spencer in the UK. Combination of coloured blocks with Sio mobilo elements.

1978 Design Buildingset

Design buildingset and Block wagon for Marks and Spencer.

1978 Blocks chariot with numbers, letters and crane

New production of designs from 1964.

1973 Serie Blocks with coloured dolls


2013 Rokus and Corry

Rokus and Corry with the CIV wooden toy block wagon.
Photo: Ron van Blokland