Design by Harry Allan, 2010.
This cheery figurine was inspired by company co-namesake and founding dog (of the same name, of course), Gino.
"For my first collection for Gaia&Gino, Gaye asked me to work on some dog products, and as part of that exploration I developed a little dog figure as a representation of Gino. The block figure will eventually be translated across many platforms, but here it takes the form of a cluster of crystal blocks. A three-dimensional, transparent, digitized Gino - woof!" — Harry Allen
Gino is made of 135 crystal cubes that are polished and glued by hand. Available in four colors.
Material(s): Hand polished optical crystal
By: Brad F., Renter (Oakland, CA)
I love this creature ... very whimsical, a great mix of bling and Legos.
Designer: Harry Allen
Harry Allen is an award-winning interior and industrial designer. As an interior designer, Mr. Allen achieved prominence in 1994 for his design of Moss, a design gallery in New York City. A more recent design for Hushush, a Japanese clothing retailer, has expanded to a chain of more than 100 stores. He has also designed a number of successful retail interiors including the Union Street Wear Store in Los Angeles, Supreme Skateboard apparel stores in the U.S. and Japan, and the Dragonfly Selects jewelry store in Taiwan. As a product designer, he has worked for an impressive group of clients, including Warner Brothers, Umbra, Magis, Aveda, Ikea, Steuben, Corian, Origins, MAC, Johnson & Johnson, La Mer, Target and Areaware. Mr. Allen has received numerous awards, and his work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Denver Museum of Art. His interest in art, new materials, a systematic design process, and innovation have led to some of the most intelligent products and interiors in the world today.View other products by Harry Allen
Gaia&Gino has distinguished itself with quirky, inventive and story-telling products. The company has earned a reputation as one of the international design scene's most promising young brands. Besides the company's commitment to excellent design, to integrating fresh concepts into everyday home life, and to creating eye-catching objects within a traditional context, it has also cultivated successful partnerships with some of the world's foremost designers.
Gaia&Gino is named after founder Gaye Cevikel's nickname and her dog Gino. This distinctive luxury brand was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. Founder Cevikel combines her creative, strategic mind with the talents of designers to produce the outstanding Gaia&Gino collections. The line combines contemporary design with a Turkish sensibility by asking design luminaries to incorporate traditional forms and patterns into innovative objects. The choice of designer is essential as their language must be in line with the company's identity: dynamic, organic, emotional, multi- disciplinary, and multi-cultural. The result is magical design elements and room accents, ideal for decorating, gift giving and collecting.View other products from Gaia&Gino