Ryan over at Brutherford Industries has been gearing up for the release of the company’s first art toy, the Ice Scream Man. The self-designed and manufactured ice cream skull will initially come in four different colourways; Strawberry, Mint and Chocolate, limited to 125 pieces and retailing for around $75, with the open edition Vanilla set for a price tag of around $50. Ryan has hinted that select retailers will be getting their own colours/cone variations, but definite release dates are still forthcoming.
Check the Brutherford Industries blog here for further information…
With an extensive background in manufacturing and design, Ryan set up Brutherford Industries to produce small runs of his own designs- sculpting, molding, and casting everything himself.
After many years of working in design and manufacturing it is clear that i am most comfortable in the areas where the two overlap. Outside of my full time job, (which i am still devoted to in both spirit and hourly commitments) i have continually been working on my own personal designs AND collecting outdated, abandoned and misunderstood tools and machinery.
It only makes sense that i now return that machinery to its intended life and use it to mass produce my own goods. I am going to focus on low volume limited runs of fun objects that make people smile, some will be my own original designs some will be from the fantastic network of artists and designers that i have met over the past 12 years. It’s also possible that there are great collaborations ahead with artists i havn’t met yet. I’m not really sure how to identify what will be the unifying theme of this project but the simplest explanation is that it will be a collection of goods curated and manufactured by Tamara and I.
We have more toy designs up our sleeves as well as some proper functional items. We will not be limited to plastic goods we have projects lined up in glass, ceramic, metal, wood and various soft goods. Join the mailing list, stay tuned, and get ready for the fun. -Ryan AKA Brutherford
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