KNITTED TOY HEROES by Sooji Kim
Alexandre Boudon, LEGO Character Designer
Textile designer Sooji Kim can thank a five-year-old boy for giving her inspiration for her graduation project.The boy was totally distraught when his mother washed his giraffe a little too roughly. “Suddenly I understood how deep relations children have to their toys. The toy animals are their family, their best friends and their heroes,says Sooji Kim. She has written a fairy tale and created corresponding figures in soft materials and knit using different techniques that arouse the children's curiosity. “The role play or the game that ensues can be used to stimulate and express empathy and feelings, and the children can constantly develop and invent their own characters, stories and ways to play,” Sooji Kim explains.