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No Greater Protector than Mother Nature

Karl Zahn AREAWARE_Polar Bear

Believe it or not, these lovely little fellas are all trinket boxes. Designed by New York-based product designer Karl Zahn for Areaware, each Animal Box creature was selected for its reputation for strength and prowess; bull, llama (apparently they make very good sheep guards (source: Twitter)*), whale and polar bear, rhino and walrus – that each animal carries its power into the box to help safeguard your important small items.

Each figurative container is made up of two halves that twist open on their hinge ‘eyes’ to reveal their hiding place ‘innards’, complete with a magnetic closing. With their simplistic clean lines and made out of sustainably-harvested unadorned Beechwood, these charming gentle creatures fulfil both form and function pleasing any design critic with their sculptural grace. Rest assured that wherever they are placed they will sit comfortably whilst keeping their precious cargo secret.

The four that are pictured (bull L20 x H9 x W6cm, llama L11 x H18 x W12.5cm, whale L17 x H8 x W7.5cm and polar bear L17 x H8 x W7.5cm) will all be available to buy shortly from Whippet Grey, at £39 each.

*Someone happened to tweet this very recently (fact not backed up with anything concrete)

Karl Zahn AREAWARE_Whale
Karl Zahn AREAWARE_Llama
Karl Zahn AREAWARE_Bull
Karl Zahn AREAWARE_Bull open
images with thanks to Whippet Grey

Author bio

Emily Blunden is a London-based interiors stylist with over seven years of experience in the styling industry. She regularly contributes to a variety of publications including Grazia, the Guardian Weekend and Homes and Gardens. She authors the blog Atticus and Finch and can be found on Twitter @atticusandfinch. Read more posts by .

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Comments (6)

  1. NEW blog post: No Greater Protector than Mother Nature #dbcollective

  2. NEW blog post: No Greater Protector than Mother Nature #dbcollective

  3. I just want to touch these (probably a bit weird). Wooden animal trinket boxes via @hearthomemag @atticusandfinch

  4. No Greater Protector than Mother Nature via @hearthomemag

  5. [...] Chair 2.Yellow Kettle 3.Peruvian Rug 4.Chevron Rug 5.Slippers 6.llama 7.Ocarina 8.Black and White vase 9.Yellow Chair 10.Red Cooker 11. Orange Cushion 12.Bowl [...]

  6. They are so lovely! I would like one in my living room. It will enjoy my guests.

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