Friday, June 4, 2010

rest in peace


So talented, so tortured. Designer and conceptual artist Tobias Wong took his own life on Sunday.
"As time went on his work became more and more ironic, sarcastic and pointed... He had an enfant terrible style of design that was very fresh in New York. Today you see all sorts of people doing conceptual design, but he was one of the first.”

He made gold pills to make your poop glitter, a killer diamond ring with the diamond turn backwards so the wearer could use it for self defense or for tagging, a matchbook 9-11 memorial, gold plated cocaine spoons, and plastic bags full of dreams.

He said of his work, “I don’t draft or create models/prototypes, I don’t problem solve and I definitely don’t make things to make life easier.”

Entire obituary here.

5 comments:

Kris said...

Whoah...

MAB Jewelry said...

Genius. He will be missed.

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Very amazing work. Sorry to hear the news,

Some Style... said...

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pen.ny said...

Wow, shocking! How did I not know about his death?! The gold pills kill me. LOVE.