Design by Karl Zahn.
This figural Whale Box represents a 'power' animal - a totem for our individual ambition of inner creativity. Its simple and gestural depiction is intentional - allowing the symbolism of the animal to be maintained. With the addition of hinges, it has the ability to guard important small objects. On the shelf, it is sculpture. On the side table, it's a totem. On the counter, it offers a hiding spot.
The designer's name is branded inside each box.
Material(s): Sustainably harvested new growth Beech wood
Dimensions: 8.5" x 2.75" x 2.75"
Smile of a whale
By: Ida B., Architect (California)
How adorable is this little box? Cleverly carved - the wood grains almost suggest features of the whale's body. It's mouth opens at the screwposts that are its eyes and provides a nifty compartment for your secrets. Brilliant design and a cool family. Reminiscent of the Kay Bojesen figures - very collectable...
Designer: Karl Zahn
Karl Zahn studied Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design with an emphasis on manufacturing and fabrication. Studying in Denmark in 2002 supported his love of handcraft and his own style reflects a danish modern sensibility. His work deals with materiality and explores the practical and emotional relationship we have with products in this increasingly complicated world that is driven by technology and fraught with environmental guilt.View other products by Karl Zahn
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