Piperoid

Originated from the idea of putting rolled papers together to form various tools and architectural forms for the purpose of enhancing kids’ creativity, Koto released a new brand of colourful and cute paper pipe robots in 2006, marking the birth of Piperoid. Hoping to recall the fun of handcrafting to adults alike, Piperoid tries to revive the ...

Originated from the idea of putting rolled papers together to form various tools and architectural forms for the purpose of enhancing kids’ creativity, Koto released a new brand of colourful and cute paper pipe robots in 2006, marking the birth of Piperoid. Hoping to recall the fun of handcrafting to adults alike, Piperoid tries to revive the excitement adults once experienced in “model-making”, by just simply cutting paper pipes to form robots. Later bestowed as “Piperoid Classics”, these robots all have individual personalities and they live in a unique “Pipe Robot World”, aiming ultimately at invading the Earth.

Highly regarded for its simplicity in form and easiness in building, Piperoid won “Good Design Award” in 2007, a year after its birth. In the same year when Piperoid started its sales at MoMA Design Store Japan, Piperoid launched a new series – the “Piperoid Characters” in 2008. While giving even more attention to the diverse use of Japanese traditional colours, Piperoid Characters doubled the fun by adding one more little companion figure into each package.

Wishing more fun for children as well, Piperoid launched in 2012 a new product line --- the “Piperoid Animals” – using pipes to create children’s most familiar animals in wildlife e.g. elephants, lions, alligators and penguins, which won the “Good Design Award” in 2013. Items launched under the Piperoid Animals Series afterwards are the “Beetles” series, our lovely pets the “Dogs” & the “Cats” series, which debuted in spring and winter in 2015 respectively.

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