Kikkerland Design and Sanborns announced the results of their newest collaboration at an awards ceremony at the cutting-edge Soumaya Museum, located in Mexico City on Thursday January 14th 2016.
The project invited students from top Mexican universities to design a product that combined traditional Mexican culture with the contemporary millennial generation, while also fitting into Kikkerland’s product world products.Four of Mexico’s top product designers, Ariel Rojo, Emiliano Godoy, and the Lara Brothers (Mauricio and Sebastian) mentored the students and their work over the course of the project. The winning item was selected on the basis of fitting the Kikkerland design philosophy, innovation, originality, and market appropriateness.
The winning item of the Developing Mexican Talent project is: the Maraca Cocktail Shaker by Cynthia Mijares, inspired by the traditional musical instrument, it can be shaken to mix a drink in rhythm.
The Maraca Cocktail Shaker is a great example of a product that is practical but also delights while performing its function. It successfully represents Mexican tradition in a way that appeals to millennials in Mexico.
Multiple designs received honorable mentions, including: USB Fox Tail by Jorge Aarón Campos Quiroz; Luchador Salt vs Pepper Shakers by Gabriela Flores Morales; the Anchor Phone Charger Mabel Valeria Rodríguez González and Piñata Coin Bank by Daniel Linares Dominguez
The above demonstrated excellence in design and met the criteria of the Developing Mexican Talent project. The winning Maraca Cocktail Shaker by Cynthia Mijares and some of the honorable mentions are under development to potentially be sent into production and sold at Sanborns in the Fall 2016 and globally as part of the Kikkerland line.
Congratulations to all!