Adam Tobin

Adam Tobin

Adam Tobin

When he was five or six years old, Adam discovered masking tape. Realizing that there was nothing in this world that could not be made from this glorious new material, he made toys, cars, trains, dice, hats, and a whole host of strange and unrecognizable contraptions—with nothing more than masking tape. Even at that early age, he was irresistibly drawn to the purity and the possibility afforded by such a simple and straightforward material.

From that point on, every material Adam encountered became a building block, a platform for making something that had yet to exist. After coming across a book of old wooden toys, he began inventing his own toys, always thinking of these creations not so much as finished products but as building blocks from which others could express their own imagination and ingenuity.

These early experiences led to a professional career as a toy designer and manufacturer. After creating two successful toy manufacturing companies, Adam decided to once again pursue his own, one-of-a-kind inventions, a shift in focus that serendipitously led to his current collaborations with the Tinkering Studio.

Marble Clock