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.