Kidrobots on the block at Tokyo Designers Week

October 31st, 2009 by Felicity Hughes

If you’re into vinyl figurines, get yourself down to the gardens of Meiji Jingu Gaen  for Tokyo Designers Week’s 100% Design. Part of the container ground exhibition includes an exhibit of Kidrobot figures that have been customized by leading designers and creative types, including SU from Japanese hip hop group Rip Slyme and fashion designer Junko Koshino. Organized by Puma and in keeping with Tokyo Design Week’s green theme, the artists were asked to think about the words “green” and “Africa’” for inspiration.

Kidrobot dolls have been hugely popular across the globe since launching in 2002. The figures are now highly regarded as art works in their own right with 13 figures making up part of MoMA’s permanent collection.

If you fancy putting in a bid, visit Design Channel. Profits go to CARE charity in Lesotho, Africa, which helps farmers in the drought-stricken country make efficient use of water resources.

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