After studying studied industrial design at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Tristan Zimmermann got a serious job as a senior product designer with a bio-medical device company. The gig must not have been making sufficient use of his creative juices, because in 2005, he launched Science and Sons
to showcase his unusual take on consumer goods. At least we think that’s what he means when he writes on his site that Science and Sons is where “his eccentric miscellany of his creative acumen is codified into a palatable format.”
What’s crystal clear is that Zimmerman has a sharp wit, and an eye for the beautiful, as evidenced by his Plastidermy pieces, a series of laser-smithed, life-size, slot- assembled animal trophies. They sell for US $490.
And because I think credit should always go where it’s due, I should add that I hadn’t heard of Zimmerman until I saw his stuff on a design website/virtual store called Charles and Marie
. If you love great design, you MUST check it out.