About this project
Our Kickstarter campaign is over, but you can still get the Mixed Animals. Head over to www.huzidesign.com for more info and to place an order.
Mixed Animals: How wild is your imagination?
Introducing: Mixed Animals!
At first glance, Mixed Animals bring a feeling of nostalgia for your favorite childhood toys, but with modern design sensibility and a unique twist: you can mix and match the magnetic plush animal pieces to challenge your imagination and create a whole new species!
Why are Mixed Animals so awesome?
Mixed Animals were created for people with a sense of imagination and appreciation for design. They’re great for endless entertainment for all ages, or a conversation piece for your desk or shelf.
- PLAY – Let your imagination run wild as you mix and match wings, horns, ears, noses, paws and more to create an animal that’s entirely your own. A rabbit with wings? A mouse with horns? There are no limits…
- CHALLENGE – Challenge yourself to create as many different kinds of animals as your playful heart desires! With custom designed accessory sets, the creative possibilities are endless!
- DISPLAY – When you’re not busy exploring your endless animal options, you can use Mixed Animals to complement your interior design! Put them on your desk, shelf or bedside table and let the conversations start…
More great features
- Lovingly handmade
- Super-soft plush material
- Hidden, carefully stitched magnets
- Durability for years of companionship
- Safety tested
- Available in off-white and black
Help us bring Mixed Animals to life!
Freedom of interpretation
Choose between off-white and black. These neutral colors maximize the freedom of interpretation. They look elegant and can compliment any environment – be it in the living room, the office, children’s room, beside the bed…
Re-inventing the classic
The Mixed Animals were envisioned out of a desire to bring a sense of nostalgia and playfulness into the grown-up environment. What better way to do this than by re-designing everyone’s favorite childhood toy, and to include endless possibilities of creative play into a beautifully crafted plush.
From quietly suggestive to wildly imaginative
Each form is inspired by a specific animal shape, but depending on where the pieces are attached, it may totally change one’s perspectives and presumptions. From design sketches, foam models, pattern cutting to prototyping, we were developing different shapes, sizes and thicknesses, experimenting with material and color, as well as magnet positions and magnet strengths, to see what would look and match best. So now we are the proud creator of many original patterns that become unique, charming, three dimensional forms.
Obsession with detail
Every single piece is lovingly hand stitched, giving each animal a unique character and charm. Working with makers who share our commitment to the environment and social development, we create special objects that establish relationship between tradition and innovation. The results are beautiful objects full of signs of life and joy, with meaning beyond materiality, functionality and conceptuality that can stand the test of time.
During the later stages of product development, we also spent a lot of time in safety testing. The product conforms to rigorous safety standards of ASTM F963 and EN71. And it will be made by our partner producer with great attention to quality and detail, showing much care to every single aspect of the product – from its maker to the consumer and the planet!
About the creators
Mixed Animals were created by Amsterdam-based studio BCXSY and Hong Kong-based Huzi Design. Together, we are passionate makers of meaningful products that embody simplicity, sustainability and transparency. Incorporating traditional craftsmanship and modern, functional design, our creations encourage intuitive play that changes with each owner’s unique interpretations.
Risks and challenges
We've had two successful Kickstarter projects that have both delivered on schedule. We're confident that we can deliver the same quality and joy to our backers just like previous projects.
We have already gone through many rounds of prototyping to perfect every single detail with our trusted partner producer. That being said, there are always indirect or unforeseen issues that may occur and delay the process, but our team will always try our best to solve them.
Everything is ready and we can't wait to get you all on board!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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