Paul Loebach was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio amid the industrial landscape of the Midwestern US, where he left to graduate from Rhode Island School of Design in 2002. Descended from a long line of German wood workers, his father is a manufacturing engineer who developed new plastic forming technologies for Union Carbide in the 1970's. Paul sees his projects as an idealistic fusion of his family's distant and more recent histories. After graduating from RISD, Paul moved to New York City and established a design studio where he currently works as a consultant, specializing in wood furniture and emerging mass manufacturing technologies. Paul writes about his work, "I'm interested in design as the study of form for the basic purpose of giving objects meaning. Design is a semiotic language and must therefore hold a balance between the continuity of recognizable imagery, and the poetic shift of innovation. The future of design is nothing more than an embodiment of the profoundly human need to structure our environment as a reflection of ourselves'.The Daruma is a traditional Japanese talisman for focusing on personal goals. Modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism, it is a popular gift of encouragement. When one is received, set a goal or make a wish and fill in one eye to illustrate your intention. The other eye watches over you as a constant reminder and guide. Once your goal is reached, fill in the other eye and display the Daruma as a symbol of your success.
|Daruma||2.75" H x 2.5" W x 1" D||0.2 lbs|
|Product Category:||Statues & Figurines|
|Subject:||Abstract & Shapes|
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