Design by Marti Guixe, 2012.
Made in Italy by Magis.
A pink elephant, a purple camel or even a blue bear, become possible with My Zoo. Made out of cardboard, these animal forms are blank canvases. Children can paint, color, draw, and glue to the surface to create their own fantasy creature. Bring a child's imaginary animal to life with My Zoo. Choose from five animals that arrive flat, ready to be folded and assembled.
Inspired by his granddaughter's propensity for drawing and a lack of appropriate children's desks, Eugenio Perazza conceived the Me Too Collection. Instead of scaling down adult-sized furniture to smaller proportions, he went in search of a design team in and outside of Magis that could think from the perspective of a kid. The resulting Me Too Collection speaks to a child's voice demanding something of their own. Designed for children between two and six years old, the Me Too Collection offers objects that correspond to their own world, not only in dimensions but in values as well.
Material(s): 100% Cardboard
Designer: Marti Guixe
Martí Guixé studied in Barcelona and Milan as an interior and industrial designer. In 1994, while periodically working as a design advisor in Seoul and living in Berlin, he formulated a new way to understand the culture of products. Guixé started to exhibit his work in 1997. His non-conventional gaze provides brilliant and simple ideas of a curious seriousness.
Martí Guixé is based in Barcelona and Berlin and has worked for companies such as Authentics, B-sign, Camper, Cha-cha, Chupa-Chups, Desigual, Droog Design, Essencial mediterraneo, Imaginarium, Isee2, Magis, nanimarquina, Saporiti and Very Lustre. Recent publications include: Martí Guixé 1:1, and Martí Guixé Cookbook.
Martí Guixé's work has been on exhibition at MoMA (New York), MuDAC (Lausanne), MACBA (Barcelona) and Centre Pompidou (Paris).View other products by Marti Guixe
Founded in 1976, Italian designer Eugenio Perazza began the first steps towards building an international design laboratory. In Latin, Magis means "more than" and that is exactly what Magis delivers while focusing on using less materials and energy. Always perched on the cutting edge, Perazza was named as "one of ten who will change the way we live."
In 1984, Magis experienced enormous success with their product Step. This ladder was snubbed upon initial release because it was not an item considered "worthy" of the furniture store circuit. However, the product met with tremendous success, especially in furniture stores, and Magisí fire was lit.
In 2004, Magis introduced their venture into the realm of children. Inspired by his granddaughter's propensity for drawing and a lack of appropriate children's desks, Eugenio Perazza conceived the Me Too Collection. He began by searching out designers who could think like a child and all the products in the collection earned Perazza's granddaugter's approval before going into production. The Me Too Collection features bright and innovative pieces that stimulate and engage children's perceptions. Me Too is about: "I'm here too and I deserve my place in the world."
By embracing the creativity of leading global designers and incorporating leading technology into the mass production of unique objects and furniture, Magis has garnered many awards and their Bottle project has earned a place in the permanent collections of many contemporary art museums.View other products from Magis