Friday, January 15th, 2016
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!
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Thursday, August 6th, 2015
Have you ever wanted to have a Queen of England tattoo but felt you couldn’t commit? Or how about a tiger butt? Well, now you can! Kikkerland has designed 7 custom temporary tattoos of their most iconic products. Produced by esteemed Brooklyn brand Tattly, these unique tattoos are non-toxic and use vegetable-based inks so now you can have a Critter running all over your arm, or a Luchador Bottle Opener wrestling around your wrist.
Save the Date:
Sunday, August 16
Kikkerland Shop NYC
493 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
From 2-5pm, Kikkerland’s flagship shop will be transformed into an adult and kid friendly tattoo parlor with great giveaways. Visitors will receive one free tattoo from our selection of seven exclusive designs, get a goody bag, eat free fresh popcorn, and can even model their fresh ink in Kikkerland’s photo booth (with props)!
Join Kikkerland at the Shop for some summer fun!
Thursday, July 30th, 2015
Last spring, we received a bundle of letters written by five students from Pierce School in Massachusetts. These adorable letters were not actually addressed to us, but to our designer of the Critter wind-up’s, Chico Bicalho. The teacher, Gretchen Adams, utilized the Critters as a tool for inspiration in writing prompts and other activities in class. They loved explaining the intricacies and robotic movements of our jumpy wind-up toys. So much so that the kids were pleading the teacher to buy more!
The students decided to mock up their own designs inspired by Chico’s wind-ups, and wrote letters to him with a detailed picture of their wind-up. They entertained inventive ideas for their wind-up designs; some that made us feel inspired! Kailyn’s wind-up included an alarm clock function, named “Setter”, where it rings like an old telephone and jumps around to wake you up. Or Rigoberto’s “Tanki”, a wind-up based off of an actual tank with treads and an advanced navigation system!
Kikkerland is overjoyed to hear stories like this one. We love to hear that our products are used as inspiration. Our goal is always to challenge the boundaries of design, and make you look twice and smile. Chico happily wrote back to each student, encouraging their creativity!
Check out the letters here..