Kikkerland Design is very proud to announce that REA Gift Awards has awarded Kikkerland with a Finalist Award at the recent 62ND Annual Retailer Excellence Award Ceremony.
“Gifts and Decorative Accessories has named its 2013 nominees for the Retailers’ Choice Manufacturer/Vendor of the Year.
The nominees were determined by polling a select group of some 50 independent gift, home décor, stationery and toy retailers, who were asked to name their top vendors based on quality and appeal of products, sales and quality of service.”
Kikkerland Design Jungle Party Masks Designed by Hector Serrano
The ‘can’ booth as it affectionately came to be known by ICFF attendees and other exhibitors, designed by Jan Habraken. Built out of almost 3000 cans of Campbell’s Tomato, Cream of Mushroom, and Chicken Noodle Soup and donated to City Harvest after the show.
DesignNotes author Michael Surtees said, “…Pretty much the only stand out for me was from Kikkerland. I’ve seen can’s used to create stuff before but this was a nice evolution. Great use of an iconic brand, the booth had a lot of life and at the end of the show nothing will be wasted.” http://designnotes.info/?p=1782
People kept asking if we won the best booth award…we didn’t, I am curious who did…
Habraken and where all his designs come from. Also shown, Alissia Melka-Teichroew and Ilona Huvenaar’s Tree Trunk Stool, Pieter Woudt’s Pixel Puzzle. Billy Shelton of Chicago Architecture Foundation cameo.
Endangered Species erasers by Kikkerland Design. 2% of sales will be donated to helping endangered species through the Center of Biological Diversity.
Umbrellas for the Civil but Discontent Man by Materious (Bruce and Stephanie Tharp)
Mathew Bird, RISD prof and owner Curiosites in RI, designer Gaby Lewin, designer Chris Collicott, Top Design winner Nathan Thomas, lighting designer David Weeks, Kevin Brynan of MXYPLYZYK and Kikkerland’s Jan van der Land, designer Pieter Woudt, Materious’ umbrella designer Bruce Tharp, 1745 Flip Clock designer Michael Daniels and his wife, Kikkerland designer David Kucharsky, Kikkerland designer Jay Lee, and interested customer.
The Chicken Noodle low-table by Jan Habraken…and Habraken’s little yellow Duck Sponges.
Skidum – the new wind-up by Chico (Brazil), Tree Trunk Stool(Holland) and fan, floor mats by Group inc.(NYC/Berlin), Gun bag by Miriam van der Lubbe(Holland)
Jan Habraken from Holland being shot by David Kucharsky
Jan van der Lande in the land of small design.
I was often asked by ICFF attendees what it was we did to be a part of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Consider this. If you were to go home, sit on your favorite chair, and look around the room, what would you notice? All the small stuff. That’s what we do. We design the small things.
We have a calendar that will literally never be out of date. We have wind-up toys that are as fun for adults as for kids. We have a cuckoo clock that doesn’t cuckoo, a crow bar for opening bottles, a globe without a single country’s name on it. These are the kind of things we make.
It’s our hope that a Kikkerland product will someday end up in your home and that you’ll look at it, and use it, and come to think of it as a favorite thing…along with that chair you love.
(written with David Kucharsky, photo by Laura Kellner)