Why hide the way things work and how they are built? Architect/designer Eric Jacoby certainly doesn’t. With a growing collection of tables, chairs and toys, Jacoby captures design transparency for all to see and enjoy.

After designing and creating tables and chairs for his collection, architect/designer Eric Jacoby introduced toys that include wooden animals and plastic insects. “They’re so incredible looking and have such architectural qualities,” says the designer, describing his subjects. Among them are bees and grasshoppers, bison and giraffes. 

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Jacoby’s creations can be purchased online at ericjacobydesign.com. In Salt Lake, the furniture and toys are available at Dara Modern, and the Tectonic animals and bugs can also be found at the Natural History Museum of Utah, Tutoring Toy, Tracy Aviary and Western Rivers Fly Fisher.

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