A cheerful little squirrel made of surprisingly lightweight but durable wood. Part of Kobe Japan based T-Lab's Polé Polé Animal collection.
Each animal is chiseled from fast-growing White Albizia wood and sanded by hand by the artist. Preserving the shape of the original chisel requires considerable proficiency, but it means that each animal holds a unique expression. T-Lab takes care to replant the Albizia wood on their farmland in Indonesia “to give back to the earth as a manufacturer”.
Materials: Albizia Falcata wood
Designer: J. Tanaka