yayoi kusama limited edition mobile phones
‘dots obsession, full happiness with dots’ image courtesy of iida
based on the idea of a mobile phone as art, KDII brand iida has collaborated with japanese artist yayoi kusama to produce three limited edition mobile phone models: ‘dots obsession, full happiness with dots’, ‘my doggie ring-ring’ and ‘hand bag for space travel’.
‘dots obsession, full happiness with dots’ is a recreation of kusama’s ‘infinity mirror room-phalli’s field (or floor show)’. it is a mysterious box covered with white dots on a red background with a maze scope extending from a side wall of the box. peering inside, the world of dots – kusama’s signature motif – expands infinitely. the mirror inside the box multiplies the dots, overwhelming you as you peer inside, creating the sensation that you might not know where you are anymore. as you open the box, you find a mobile phone buried amongst the dots. only 100 are available.
‘dots obsession, full happiness with dots’ consists of a box with a mirrored interior surrounded by white dots image courtesy of iida
the mobile phone is covered in nodules image courtesy of iida
yayoi kusama and her ‘dots obsession, full happiness with dots’ image courtesy of iida
kusama peering into the mirrored box image courtesy of iida
‘hand bag for space travel’ image courtesy of iida
‘hand bag for space travel’ leads whoever has it into a new world. the hand bag is the mobile, and flips out. it comes in a limited edition of 1000.
each of the phones have the product’s name and limited edition number on the hand-set image courtesy of iida
kusama holding the small ‘hand bag’ image courtesy of iida
‘my doggie ring-ring’ comes in a limited edition of 100 image courtesy of iida
drawing on the 2004 artwork ‘hi, konnichiwa (hello!), my doggie ring-ring is an artwork of a dog wrapped in happy colors and vivid dots. as you open the lid on the back of the dog, you will find a mobile phone decorated with the same pattern that ring-ring wears.
the mobile is camouflaged into the back of ring-ring image courtesy of iida
image courtesy of iida