February 16, 2012

Kid Ply Awesomeness By Gidon Bing

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What's a sculptor with a talent for magemono, the Japanese art of wood bending supposed to do when he has a kid, and discovers nearly the entire baby gear industry is aligned against him, determined to drive him nuts with its lack of molded ply?

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If you're Gidon Bing, you crank all that stuff out yourself. It's not just the sepia talking; the New Zealand-based sculptor really did make his kids an awesome array of bent plywood kids' furniture big and small, including a co-sleeper [top], a playmat/gym [above], a walker, and my favorite, this hanging chair swing thing.

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Which I assume the kid eventually grew into.

Gidon Bing studio visit at The Selby [theselby.com, all images via Gidon Bing, thanks!]

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