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The Eight Emperors collection is comprised of curious objects that serve no other purpose than being treasured items to hold onto or to gift to another. Hence, they have been aptly described as ‘handheld heirloom objects’ by Design Milk.
Designed by husband and wife artists Matthew Shlian and Thea Augustina Eck, the Eight Emperors collection is made up of both paper and wood items. The former is only natural considering that Shlian has made a name for himself with his strikingly surreal paper creations.
Meant to ‘instill a sense of wonder,’ as written on the Eight Emperors website, the objects are not meant to be viewed as traditional craft despite having a vintage vibe.