The Tonner Doll Company - Robert Tonner.
BELIEVING IN THE POWER OF PLAY!
The Tonner Doll Company is internationally renowned for award-winning fashion dolls and character figures that encourage the young—and the young-at-heart—to Believe in the Power of Play. Inspired by a passion for fashion doll collecting, the company has manufactured fine fashion dolls and character figures designed and sculpted by Robert Tonner, from little girl and classic character dolls that recapture the magic of childhood memories, to fully articulated high fashion dolls with exquisite collections of costumes that depict the quintessential American style.
Robert Tonner’s life-long interest in fashion dolls, top-level fashion designer experience, and designing and sculpting talents led to his creation of the Tonner Doll Company, one of the most successful and celebrated fashion doll manufacturers in the world. Known throughout the world for his award winning dolls and fashions, Robert Tonner began his career as a head designer for Bill Blass after graduating from the Parsons School of Design. In recent years, he has combined his fashion experience with sculpting and design talents to produce the unique and appealing dolls that have established him as a leading doll artist.
Through his designs, the Tonner Doll Company recaptures the magic of classic characters such as Betsy McCall and many other favorites.
Robert is inspired by his own passion for doll collecting; he sculpts and designs dolls ranging from high fashion models, to storybook, to little girl dolls that reawaken childhood memories.
Robert is a past president of the National Institute of American Doll Artists (NIADA) and his dolls have been featured in national and international media, including People Magazine, CNN, the Barbara Walters Oscar Night Special, Entertainment Tonight, and British Vogue Magazine. A recent and very special honor was to have his creations added to the permanent collections at the Louvre Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, France.
Each of Robert's dolls are made to exacting specifications. Their clothes feature specially designed fabrics that are selected and lovingly fashioned to enhance the dolls’ beauty. They are meant to be enjoyed and treasured by discerning collectors and doll lovers.
"Believe in the Power of Play" - - the Tonner Doll Company is a name that's synonymous with style, quality and flair in the world of modern doll making. Robert's vast knowledge and hands-on experience with various doll making processes qualify him as one of the world's leading doll artists and authorities.
About The Tonner Doll Company:
Headquartered in New York State, the Tonner Doll Company's high quality collectible character figures and dolls include Betsy McCall, Effanbee Dolls, Tyler Wentworth dolls and fashions, as well as other licensed characters, including The Wizard Of Oz dolls and Harry Potter TCFs, Gone With The Wind, Chronicles Of Narnia, Get Smart, and more.