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Multifunctional Wooden Robots

These Decorative Robots Perform a Variety of Useful Tasks

— July 23, 2015 — Art & Design
Designer Alexander Kanygin recently collaborated with a group of artists, illustrators and architects to design a series of multifunctional wooden robots. Although these low-tech wooden creations may look like children's toys, they are actually capable of performing a number of useful tasks.

The collection is called 'Robo Wood' and it features a series of wooden robots that operate as functional decorations. Each of the tiny robots features a different design with its own unique shape and style. While the decorative robots cannot perform any high-tech tasks, they are useful for a variety of household functions. The tiny robots can operate as a number of useful devices such as tissue holders, clothes hangers and coin receptacles.
Trend Themes
1. Low-tech Decorative Robots - Designers and artists can create a market for low-tech, decorative robots capable of performing simple tasks.
2. Multifunctional Wooden Objects - Creating wooden objects that are not only decorative but serve a function can have a niche market.
3. Functional Home Decor - The trend of blending function into home decor will continue to grow as technology advances.
Industry Implications
1. Toys and Games Industry - Designers and manufacturers who create functional yet childlike toys can tap into the novelty market.
2. Home Decor Industry - Incorporating the functionality of household items in decorative items can provide an opportunity for innovation in the home decor industry.
3. Art and Design Industry - Exploring the intersection of art and function to create functional art pieces can provide new opportunities in the art and design industry.
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