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Design by Paul Loebach.
Made in the U.S.A. by Areaware.
A thoughtful gift or meaningful home accessory, the Daruma Wish Doll is a traditional Japanese talisman for focusing on and achieving personal goals. Modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism, it is a popular gift of encouragement for a recent graduate or for a friend in need of some extra optimism. When given as a gift, the recipient is instructed to set a goal or make a wish, then use a permanent marker to color in one eye to illustrate their intention. The other eye watches over its owner as a constant reminder and guide. Once the set goal is achieved, the watching eye is filled in and the Daruma Wish Doll is displayed as a symbol of success. This considerate gift is made from durable beech wood and serves as a lasting token of ones' accomplishments.
Material(s): Beech Wood
Dimensions: 2.75"W X 2.5"D X 1"H
Designer: Paul Loebach
Paul Loebach was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio amid the industrial landscape of the Midwestern US, where he left to graduate from Rhode Island School of Design in 2002. Descended from a long line of German woodworkers, his father is a manufacturing engineer who developed new plastic forming technologies for Union Carbide in the 1970's. Paul sees his projects as an idealistic fusion of his family's distant and more recent histories. After graduating from RISD, Paul moved to New York City and established a design studio where he currently works as a consultant, specializing in wood furniture and emerging mass manufacturing technologies. Paul writes about his work, I'm interested in design as the study of form for the basic purpose of giving objects meaning. Design is a semiotic language and must therefore hold a balance between the continuity of recognizable imagery, and the poetic shift of innovation. The future of design is nothing more than an embodiment of the profoundly human need to structure our environment as a reflection of ourselves.View other products by Paul Loebach
Areaware is a New York City based producer of thoughtful, new and inspiring products that serve a practical purpose while looking beyond the ordinary. Areaware has become a strong voice for American design, working with talents like Harry Allen, Jonas Damon, David Weeks and Singgih Kartono among its collective of strong design voices. Creating products from a diverse range of media and design languages, the Areaware product range includes home accents, functional accessories and furnishings that are simple, beautiful, humorous and poetic.View other products from Areaware