Sam Buxton

MIKRO-Man on Mars by Sam Buxton

The product designer Sam Buxton gave a new life to flat stainless steel cards, transforming them into wonderful tiny sculptures.

By deploying a chemical milling process he had discovered in the electronics industry, Buxton created a flat fine stainless steel card the various parts of which unfolded into a 3-D replica of himself working at his computer. When a manufacturer spotted it in the Design Museum’s 2001 exhibition Design Now – London, the business card was put into mass-production as the first in the series of MIKRO-Man fold-up sculptures.

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2 Responses to Sam Buxton

  1. Spadedrabbit says:

    I like very much your blog. The things you publish are always funny and peculiar.
    Also the graphic is so beautiful!

  2. Bibi says:

    Thank you Spadedrabbit for your kind words. It’s always a pleasure receive new words of incentive. 🙂

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