These hinged Animal Boxes by American designer Karl Zahn for Areaware can work as a toy, treasure box, sculpture, or lucky charm. Made from sustainably harvested, new-growth Beech wood, the line includes a Bull, Rhino, Whale, Llama, Walrus, and Polar Bear to represent “power animals” or totems. Native American, Chinese, and other cultures associate certain animals with symbolic meaning; one could represent wisdom or creativity, for example. As a working mother, I’m going to go with the llama, as they are beasts of burden known for their endurance. Available in the U.K. from the British design house SCP and in the U.S. through Areaware.
Published on November 17, 2011
These are so cool! I want one. Maybe the whale.
Love them! So much craftsmanship, and I think the polar bear and the walrus are just freaking awesome.
Thanks! I love your site btw. Check it out for more info on animal totems.