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About This Figure
Introducing the [email protected] Royal Selangor Arabesque Light. Coveted toy manufacturer MEDICOM TOY has once again teamed up with Malaysian pewter maker Royal Selangor. The Special Edition 400% Arabesque Light [email protected] ROYAL SELANGOR celebrates the language of steel engraving, a technique associated with fine metalwork, based on swirling patterns.
Hand-assembled with moving joints, the surface of the [email protected] is replete with curvilinear arabesque motifs derived from the elaborate steel engraved scrollwork of 19th century America and Europe. The intricacy of the design is brought out through staining and time-honored techniques. In earlier centuries, arabesque patterns of sinuous branches, leaves, or ornate lines abstracted from natural forms decorated illuminated manuscripts, walls, furniture, metalwork, and pottery.
Since first appearing in Tokyo in 2001, the [email protected], a cartoon-like figure of a bear, has acquired international cult status. Released by MEDICOM TOY in a variety of materials and sizes, and with contributions from a host of international collaborators, the figure embodies the intersection of contemporary notions of art, style, design, and fashion.
About the collection
Some of the world’s most sought after collectibles are by Japan’s MEDICOM TOY. Founded in 1996, they are renowned for unique toys drawn from the worlds of anime, manga and pop culture. Their [email protected] figures rank among the most highly coveted.