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PIPEROID, the thoughtful side of Takashi Tsunoda

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your business.

About the product – PIPEROID

PIPEROID is a paper craft robot that is made from paper pipes with pre-drilled holes. All you need is a pair of scissors to cut, connect, and bend the pipes to form a cute unique robot without a need of tape or glue.

In 2007, PIPEROID received the Good Design Award in Japan as well as becoming the featured product in New York Museum of Modern Arts. As such, this product has been quite popular to young adults who consider it to be a decorative item in their home or office.

About the designer – Takashi Tsunoda

With the motto “communication from hand to hand”, Takashi Tsunoda designs toys that moves your hands and makes you think. The concept of his work, PIPEROID, is to make people think about the world through hand crafting. In our current world full of pre-made goods, he wants people to rethink about having responsibility in creating products. Feel the deep message behind the cute designs he brings to the world.

How did you first get involved with crafting?

Started crafting as a kid but got inspired again when I found out what can be made out of paper pipes.

What are your favorite materials to work with? Do you have a favorite color palette?

Paper, wood

What are your inspirations in your art and in life?

History and unique cultures around the world

What is your favorite song or album to listen to while working?

Bill Evans “The Bill Evans Album”

INO hidehumi “Satisfaction”

Wes Montgomery “Full House”

Who are some of your favorite indie artist/crafters and why do you love them?

Product designer Sori Yanagi.

Any exciting future plans or developments in the works for your business?

I would like to let the world know about the beauty of hand-crafting.

New models of PIPEROIDs come out every season, so make sure to check us out on our website. For more information, please visit our website at or contact us at

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