It’s happening! It has been a while since an update of the Lapin sofubi sculpture by Mr Clement powered by Tomenosuke. Yesterday, Tomenosuke updated everyone on the ongoing project to bring Mr Clement’s Lapin in the form of sofubi via Tomenosuke blog. The project began last year and moving from the master wax model, and a prototype has been pulled, signalling a release should be around the corner. Judging from the photos, it’s going to be a Lapin like we’ve never seen before, Ha.
It was in June this year that I took mr clement, who had just arrived in Japan, to the factory to show him where sofubi toys are made, while also discussing the possibility of made-in-Japan figures produced by Tomenosuke. I found a mischievous and slightly aggressive rabbit in clement’s sketches. Somewhat different to the usual naive and low-key clement style, the rabbit would be perfect for Tomenosuke, so I approached him about wanting to create a sofubi out of it. He agreed to the idea readily, and to start on modelling a prototype. Since then, the prototype has been revised several times based on my comments in response to the images that get sent frequently. Last week, we got Yohei (the person on the right of the top image) from mirock-toy to also come along to a meeting to seek out the realistic advice of a sofubi specialist. We look likely to continue modifying the prototype for a while.
Its definitely going to be interesting to see the full revel, especially the lower part of Lapin, HA.
Stay tuned for further updates. For further info visit and collectables visit http://www.tomenosuke.com.
About the artist:
mr clement sculptor and painter
Born in Hong Kong and moved to England in 2003.
Graduated from the Royal College of Art.
Since 2000, he has held solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, Paris, London, Sofia, Munich, Los Angeles, and Chicago in the name of LAPIN WORLD TOUR.
In 2005, he founded LAPIN FACTORY studio in London. In addition to illustration and character design, LAPIN FACTORY also published graphic novels and limited edition sculpture products.
After his study of the Master of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art, London in 2009, he has focused on making sculptures and paintings. His work has been collected by galleries and museums, for example, the La Casa Encendida in Madrid, Spain, and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey of Mexico, etc.
In 2017, he moved to Taiwan and explored the possibility of using ceramic and porcelain as a medium for his sculptures.
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