The Konstantin Beta sit-on toy by Nika Zupanc
“Punk elegance” (Elle USA), “Techno chic” (BUSINESSWEEK), “Larger than life” (CLEAR MAGAZINE) – the international critique of this rising star of furniture design is as effusive and inventive as the work itself. Attracting increasing attention since graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2000, Nika created her decisive splash with her notorious “Lolita” lamp, designed for Moooi and featured in NEW YORK TIMES STYLE magazine as one of the hottest trends for 2008. This was swiftly followed by her “5 O’Clock” collection being picked out by Ambra Medda, co founder and art director of Design Miami, as one of 12 most influential décor trends of the moment. The world according to Nika Zupanc is an intriguing one – the creation of this sit-on ‘child’s’ toy exclusively, in this colour - powder, for 20ltd.com is an epitomizing tour de force of her cute originality. Playfully nostalgic for a time when children had physical friends as toys rather than digital enemies, it is surely any youngster’s most stylish first car. For the adults, it might be rather a chic means of arriving into dinner. Available exclusively through 20ltd.com, only 7 editions will ever be made.