Brooklyn Manufacturer Rolls Out Affordable, Locally-Produced Products
Good Thing set to showcase minimal goods collection crafted by NYC designers
The Kikkerland Design Inc. inventory is full of worldly gadgets and items that satisfy our nostalgic selves and excite the inner child. Their products range from a talking pig to a log head rest to a magnet key holder. Kikkerland Design travels the globe in search of each wacky and wonderful item “just for the fun of it” to offer a large collection of tiny items that conjure feelings of curiosity and happiness with their use.
In the spirit of supporting local ingenuity, the company launched Good Thing, a new Brooklyn-based design project that will promote affordable goods by local traders.
Good Thing is a new manufacturer founded by Jamie Wolfond, who wanted a solution to producing inexpensive items within the local community of designers. Wolfond found an incongruent trend between in-house design items and affordability, and resultantly discovered novel ways to manufacture Brooklyn-local items and accessories while keeping operational costs to a minimum. In collaboration with New York artists, Good Thing manufactures expressive and simple-to-produce product. The design process requires close work with local vendors.
On September 16 from 7-9pm, the Kikkerland Shop will exhibit a collection of minimal objects crafted by young and innovative designers. It is the first time the items, a series of kitchen and homeware appliances, will be showcased.
The Good Thing launch will feature the work of multiple NYC designers, including Wolfond, Elliot Camarra, Sam Anderson, Benjamin Kicic, Guy Kozak and Jon Lucas. The collection includes the Sticker Clock and the Sticker Clock Special, a piece which “strips time down to its most basic element.” With band-aid like functionality, the clocks can be reapplied up to 200 times. The entire, tropical collection is tactfully quirky and charming.