In celebration of the artist designed mini NookaNooka toys, Nooka will be hosting a one-day gallery showing of 16 NookaNookas that have been designed by renowned toy artists and designers from around the world. The gallery will be open to the public only on november 11th at the redbull space in new york city from 12pm to 7pm.
The 16 artist will include: Matthew Waldman, Mad Toy Design, iLoveDust, “Plus” Design Studio, Michael Vadino of Bureau, Dustin Canalin, Blank, Eding: Post, Mikiko Minewaki, Ogawa Atsuo, Takahashi Hiroco, James Liu of Veggiesomething, Taku Anekawa, T9G, Shin Tanaka, and Zarigani Works.
In addition to the customized nookanookas, original artwork will be featured by Shin Tanaka. Zub zot inspired art, entitled “Night and Light”, as well as the popular paper vinyl, T-Boy, re-designed with custom nooka artwork, will be displayed in commemoration of the mini NookaNooka release.
TZL vs Pedro Julien
Well, a few months ago a friend of mine was putting together a show at a college gallery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and asked me to enter with a piece.
Many thanks to Fillipe Brum.
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I am using this post as an introduction to the Nooka line and some of the early models that got it all started. It began not as a watch company, but as a design studio that had a new way of telling time, it just happened to work out that watches became a natural direction to take.
The C-Series was the first Nooka watch to see production. After perfecting the interface, which would later become synonymous with Nooka and its products, I was posed with the problem of creating a simple yet elegant way of presenting this new way of telling time. Framing the interface in a stainless steel case with a brushed steel face became the aesthetic of the first round of Nooka timepieces.
The Zan watch was the second design to be released, and remains the only analog piece that has seen production. The watch design is intentionally simple, telling time with two thin hands meant to blend into the mirror finish of the face.
The V-Series was basically the second generation of the original C-Series. The biggest change was the addition of a mineral crystal lens instead of the brushed stainless face. I also expanded the line by adding two new face designs, the Zenh and Zenv, and new finishes: gold, mirror, black and white. It was a challenge to re-introduce the C-Series in a new light, with a fresh new design. Not only was the face and aesthetics updated, but alarm and chronograph functions were added to this series, creating a necessity for two additional buttons.
Nooka Zub 20 & 38
The Zub line was designed with a single-unit construction out of soft and flexible polyurethane rubber, using the same four displays from the V-Series. They were originally designed with flush buttons but due to manufacturing difficulties were released with exposed buttons. Later I was able to figure out a way to trim down the buttons as close to the body as possible, creating a nice sleek silhouette.