Tukkun by Masahiro Minami


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It just so happens to be graduation season in Japan right now, which means lots of ceremonies, gatherings, high emotions and anxieties. Amidst all the bustling and commotion, designer Masahiro Minami has created Tukkun, a wooden magnet that projects a certain calm and solidity, as a graduation present for the students of his design seminar.

Magnets are so replaceable; as soon as you lose one, another shows up to takes its place. But in the designers own words, the objective was to create a magnet that the students would want to hold on to – quite literally in fact. The smooth, rounded surface beckons you to touch and caress it. Looking at them lined up makes me want to put one in my mouth.

Fourteen different kinds of natural wood were used and, as you can see, each one is unique.

When you put one and one together you create a photo stand.

I like the whole small-pleasure, big-packaging theme.

10 Comments

  1. super cool design for magnets. they look like yummy mochi to me. so i am afraid i would want to eat them too.

  2. super cool design for magnets. they look like yummy mochi to me. so i am afraid i would want to eat them too.

  3. Johnny

    March 22, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    gretchen – that is exactly what they reminded me of as well!

  4. haha yeah, it’s like mochi. sweet and humble design, i would love to have it on my room :D

  5. haha yeah, it’s like mochi. sweet and humble design, i would love to have it on my room :D

  6. I love these. are they available for purchase?

  7. I love these. are they available for purchase?

  8. Johnny

    March 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    aren’t they great? Unfortunately they are currently not for sale but I would encourage the designer to pursue that route.

  9. What a wonderful simple idea and design… also the photo stand!

  10. What a wonderful simple idea and design… also the photo stand!

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