SAN KAKU MADO – The playful window mosaic; a small toy of endless possibilities.
Still in the first campaign days, Studio Samira Boon saw her Kickstart campaign being funded. The amount Samira has been donated can help her to start the production and distribution of the colorful SAN KAKU MADO, bright coloured triangles that children can use to create infinite figures and stories on the windows.
The product has a Japanese name, like most of Boon’s products. Samira launched her studio in the period when she lived in Tokyo, where she still has her largest group of customers and production lines. The production of SAN KAKU MADO will take place in Japan. It is an ideal place to make beautiful things, because of the high quality guarantee.
Samira Boon designs innovative products with a minimalist touch and has studios both in Amsterdam and Japan. With the SAN KAKU MADO, she aims to stimulate the creativity and imagination of children. “One of the most valuable things we can learn our children is that they only need small things to make big things.” said Samira. “A simple little basic shape can become quite a story, children take us on a journey into their fantasy world.”
The SAN KAKU MADO consists of transparent triangles which children themselves create and arrange patterns, images and objects. One pack contains 36 triangles of one single color. There are five different colours to choose. The uniqueness of this product is that it can be played anywhere as long as there is a window or glass to stick it to.
As a designer of products I always look for new materials. One of my favourite materials is the transparent vinyl that I started working with when I lived in Tokyo. It varies in beautiful colours and lights up when the sun falls on it. But that is not the only beauty of this material; the most important is that due to its adhesive properties this material sticks to any flat surface such as mirrors and window. This makes the material highly suitable and easy for children to play with.
The final design of the SAN KAKU MADO is very basic. It consists of a single form in only one size, although it seems so unbelievably simple it took a long time to come to this final design. The final design came about by starting off with many different forms and figures. Through trial and error Samira concluded that it is much more surprising to let forms arising from one simple basic shape.
PLAY MORE: STOP MOTION
Studio Samira Boon has also started to capture some of the stories that children are telling with the SAN KAKU MADO by making stop motion movies. It is a very simple way to start kids becoming familiar with movie making, in the same way a child can use a camera.
Samira has now decided to share this success and make even more kids happy. From now on with every € 500,- more, she will donate a BIG BOX of SAN KAKU MADO sets worth a €75,- to children institutions including hospitals or orphanages. For all the public who backed her project can nominate selected organizations.
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Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1256229647/san-kaku-mado
SAN KAKU MADO: http://sankakumado.com/
Studio Samira Boon: http://www.samiraboon.com/
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