The Wonder 500™ Certified Product Details
The starting point for Japanese monozukuri (manufacturing culture) is, without a doubt, its wide variety of industrial components. Here, these different parts—screws, nuts and the like—have been brought together and transformed into accessories based on an adorable robot motif. High-precision processing techniques refined in the domain of electronic device manufacture have been put to use in handcrafting these 2cm-tall robots, which exploit the special characteristics of various materials including stainless steel, iron and glass. The parts that these robots are built out of are homogenous and inorganic-looking at first glance; yet a closer look reveals a mosaic of individuality, with each robot having a subtly different expression. With their wry humor and cheery playfulness, these little works of art are sure to raise a smile from anyone seeing them. With so many different types on offer, just choosing your favorite is an enjoyable task. A close look at the robots may perhaps reveal one of the components that we use in our everyday lives, repurposed here in some unexpected way. Perhaps the out-of-the-box thinking embodied in these toys will provide some hints or ideas for those who are seeking some inspiration of their own.