Minimals’ mission is to bring high quality toys to both children and adults. We believe that puzzles for children can be not only beautiful but also interesting. That is why, for the past six years, we've been developing these collector’s items to challenge not only your spatial reasoning ability but also your creativity. For us, adults are never too old to play and children are never too young to create!
The name "Minimals" is derived from the contraction of "Mini-Animals" and the word "Minimalism". Fundamentally, they're set out to expose the essence of toys by eliminating all non-essential forms, features, and concepts.
The Minimals’ experience allows everybody to build not only the classic characters but also new combinations. It’s an affordable line of modifiable animal puzzles to collect, play, match and mix. A designer collection of toys perfect for children’s rooms and adult’s desks.
The modular system
The goal is to use this Kickstarter fundraiser to manufacture the first two characters, Herr Bytes and Frau Gramm. These toys will be approximately 5.1 inches tall and have around 28 separate pieces that fit together in various combinations.
MINIMALS DESIGN LOVER A high-res render of Herr Bytes to print out or use however you want.
TINY TAG FIGURINE This tiny Tag measures 2.7 inches, is made in ceramic, and is a limited edition non-detachable figurine
HERR BYTES and FRAU GRAMM A 5.1’’ tall animal puzzle made of high quality ABS plastic.
ADOPT AN IDOL
Now you can chose your favorite Minimal and order a 12’’ tall, non-detachable, hand-made sculpture made of fiberglass and painted in acrylic
The story of Minimals began in 2008 when Sebastian, our designer, was forced to improvise some simple characters in adhesive paper to be sold as cheap illustrations in a flea market inside Mauerpark, which is in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg district. These simple illustrations, with dialogues in German, were made to pay his rent while he was studying art at the Universitat der Kunst (UDK). Despite the pressure of creating something very salable, the idea was to make a personal interpretation of kitsch infant characters such as Pokemon, Hello Kitty, and Mickey Mouse.
Awards and press
We already have a contract with one of the leading distributors of toys in the US (based in NYC) this ensures we have distribution in major world markets. We also visited the factory in China, where the toys are manufactured, to ensure we’re achieving the highest quality materials.
However, this is just the beginning. Minimals is a micro-universe in expansion, we want to create a whole world of new Minimals characters. With your help, we believe we can.
Risks and challenges
Dear potential supporter, please keep in mind this is a fluid process. Important announcements will be made throughout the campaign via our regular updates. To streamline this process, we are highlighting below the most important announcements, such as shipping discounts and add-ons that become available.
Our leading purpose is to deliver a high quality product. With that, we know there may be delays in the manufacturing process and perhaps in the creation of the molds. We may take time in searching for better solutions as we are always trying to assure the end result does not have any failures in design or manufacture.
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