Whether you can remember the 50’s and 60’s, or you are just nostalgic for early space-age toys, no toy captures the feel of that era more than Yonezawa’s Smoking Spaceman Tin Toy Robot.
gagatree designers Yang Qiao’e and Lester Lim added their own quirk to this fabulous retro robot and transformed it into a funky, contemporary object. The designers explain, ‘The Big Shot Robocard holds Music For Your Soul And Paper On A Roll and offers a unique blend of form, function and fun. The robot can hold up to fourteen CDs and keeps a roll of toilet paper handy for any spill, leak, drip, drop or any other emergency.’
Yang Qiao’e is an accomplished artist, fashion designer and award-winning art director. She began her career as a graphic designer after completing her studies at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. In 2006, she co-founded gagatree and serves as Chief Designer. ‘I’ve never loved a job as much as this one,’ she enthuses. ‘Actually, I don’t even think of it as a job. It’s challenging and sometimes even frustrating, but this is exactly what I’ve always dreamed of doing.’
Lester Lim also studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and later worked as a graphic designer, illustrator and art director. As the Creative Director of gagatree, he is driven by a passion for innovative design as well as a desire to extend the reach of Singapore designers.
The Big Shot RoboCard will be produced in limited quantity for shipment as of January 2008. Visit the gagatree website for pre-order details.
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