Zolo began with a dream to make the most fun toy ever. Something that went back to basics and inspired creativity in everyone. Armed with felt-tip markers, color pencils, and paper, it was around the kitchen table in their small Chelsea design studio in New York City that designers Byron Glaser & Sandra Higashi cooked up the idea for Zolo. With little money and rejected by the 3 major toy companies, it was their pure idealism and entrepreneurial spirit that made their dream come true. The original 55-piece, hand-carved, hand-painted wooden Zolo playsculpture set first made its debut in 1986, introduced to the world by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.