Designer Michael Neville created the Colonial Turd rocker series as a material exploration of post-consumer cardboard pulp and natural dyes. The rockers are designed as functional play furniture for young children. Neville's intent was to create friendly forms and heirloom quality products using a common recyclable material. These sustainable products are further supported through the use of natural dyes and hardwoods indigenous to North America. Natural dyes such as indigo, madder root and walnut were used to create a unique color for each piece.