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Yoshiaki Ito Design

Design | June 9, 2024 |

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Yoshiaki Ito Design

Yoshiaki “Yoshi” Ito is an award-winning designer known for blending modern sensibilities with traditional Japanese aesthetics. Since relocating to the United States in 1999, Yoshiaki has embarked on an artistic journey marked by simplicity, authenticity, and excellence. His early exposure to traditional Japanese craftsmanship shaped his design philosophy. In New York, Yoshiaki immersed himself in Brooklyn’s vibrant artistic community, honing his skills and expanding his creative horizons. He studied sculpture at the City University of New York, combining theoretical knowledge with practical expertise. Yoshiaki’s career highlights include designing the acclaimed Cubebot puzzle toy and developing the brand TAMEN at Fortiac Corporation. His work at 212box Architecture and the introduction of the Ito 5-Piece Wood Puzzle at MoMA have cemented his reputation as an innovative designer.

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Today, Yoshiaki continues to innovate with Morphits®, a revolutionary line of wooden toys featuring a utility-patented mechanism. Morphits® have earned international acclaim, numerous awards, and are featured in many prestigious museum gift shops in the USA, including MoMA. His beautifully crafted creations inspire countless individuals, blending tradition and innovation to shape the future of design.

Morphits® is where imagination meets craftsmanship in a unique blend that captivates young minds and brings endless joy to playtime. More than just toys, Morphits® is an experience designed to spark creativity and curiosity in children of all ages. Each Morphit® begins as a simple cuboid and magically morphs into a colorful animal, making every play session a new adventure. Crafted with precision from beautiful, sustainable beech wood, these toys are not only safe for children but also kind to our planet. The eco-friendly materials and thoughtful design reflect a commitment to quality and environmental responsibility.

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The magic of Morphits® lies in their innovative, utility-patented mechanism. The seamless transformation from cuboid to animal and back again offers a unique 3D puzzle experience that both children and parents will love. This interactive play not only entertains but also encourages cognitive development, problem-solving skills, and storytelling. Children are inspired to engage in open-ended play, allowing their imaginations to soar and their creativity to flourish. Our delightful range of Morphits® includes charming animals like the Giraffe in yellow and natural tones, the Hippo in light blue and natural, the Monkey in tan and natural, the Tiger in orange and natural, and the Pig in pink and natural. Each piece is meticulously crafted to ensure a seamless and enjoyable transformation, providing a tactile and visual delight.

Designed by Yoshiaki Ito, Morphits® have been recognized for their excellence in design, earning awards that highlight their blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern innovation. These toys bring the best of play and artistry to your child’s hands, making them perfect for gifting or as a cherished addition to any toy collection. Bring the magic of Morphits® into your home and watch as your child’s imagination soars. Perfect for gifting, these toys are more than just playthings – they’re tools for growth, creativity, and endless adventures. Order now and let the morphing fun begin!

more. www.yoshiakiito.com

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