Name: Tovar (The donkey)
Date:  2018
Material:  Metal

Metal donkey "Tovar” by KPdizajn studio is a minimalist redesign of a traditional wooden Mediterranean souvenir. It is a very personal item and it is in the designer’s family for over 50 years.

Tovar means donkey on Dalmatian dialect (the designer’s home region in Croatia).

Donkeys are very important animals in Dalmatia and a symbol of the region. They use to be of great help to people working on land, for example in Zagora, on the coast, on the islands ...In those areas where there were always little or no walking paths, donkey was the most supportive domestic animal, always carrying a heavy burden on him, moving it on his back.

The idea of making a contemporary donkey was there for a long time and first it was supposed to be made out of wood. But starting a great working relationship with a metal laser cutting company on some other projects, the designer realized that she wanted to do it out of sheet of steel.

They are powder coated in few basic colours: white, black, grey and moss green.

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