Zahn Animal Box Llama
This figural box represents a power animal - a totem for our individual ambitions. Its simple and gestural depiction is intentional, allowing the symbolism of the animal to be maintained. With the addition of hinges, it has the ability to guard important small objects. On the shelf, it is sculpture. On the side table, it's a totem. On the counter, it offers a hiding spot.
Dimensions: 8" x 3.5" x 2.25" (20.3 x 8.9 x 5.7cm)
Karl Zahn, born in Vermont in 1981, grew up playing in his father’s woodshop. After completing his studies in Product Design at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003, Zahn worked as an architectural fabricator in San Francisco. He also spent time in Copenhagen studying Danish furniture design. Zahn draws inspiration from the long history of Danish industrial craft, with its balanced function and form. Since relocating to Brooklyn in 2007, Zahn has set up his own design shop. A recurring theme in his work is “old technology.” Zahn believes that the pace of technology moves too quickly to fully exhaust all possibilities and is interested in examining and preserving “forgotten technologies” by repurposing them into contemporary lifestyles.
For more information, visit karlzahn.com.