The Japanese artist, Shin Tanaka, is pure shogun. But it's his designs that'll cut you to the core. Growing up he developed a nasty habit of falling in love with sneakers he couldn't afford. So what did he do? He made them out of paper. Now he's world-wide, helping the likes of Nike and Adidas create the kicks that new generations of kids covet. But he's also relentless as a toy designer as well.
Shin has now teamed up with Maqet to release his Boxy. What had started as a paper toy, and then became a platform design for customization, is now taking its turn as a fully realized toy. Maqet's resemble ceramic, and are made with highly polished, eco-friendly materials. The Boxy comes in two sizes and four styles. Priced at $25 and $45.
You can find them HERE
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 3:05pmTokyo-born and Brooklyn-based artist Aya Kakeda will be holding a solo exhibition of her ceramic works at AG Gallery in Brooklyn. Aya will be visiting for the opening night on October 8, from 6PM-8PM.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 2:44pmTakashi Murakami of superflat fame has organized and curated a Japanese ceramics show just outside of Central Park in Manhattan.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 5:49pmThis is the first time I've realized I need a fruit bowl. Case Studyo's latest artist collaboration yeilds "An Empty Fruit Bowl & A Friend" by Stefan Marx.