When Jean-Paul Coddretto, leather craftsman, asked me to develop a serie of toys, I decided to work around the wildlife of the Verdon canyon, a famous place where Coddretto’s shops are located. I started by finding a pattern punched on a leather sheet that, once folded and fixed by one knot, reveals an animal shape. The goal was to achieve an cheap to produce, easy to sell and handy toy. The Pop-Up Pets are the wolf, the boar, the lynx, the squirrel, the fish and the stag.
Project exhibited and available for sale at L'Estive gallery, France, from July 2015.
Pictures by Clément Lambelet
Freelance Project / Comps-sur Artuby / July 2013