Minimals are an adorable line of modular animals currently in development by designer Sebastián Burga, characterized by the use of primary color palette and geometric shapes. The name derives, at a time, from the word “Minimalism” and the contraction of “Mini-Animals”. Certainly, they’re set out to expose the essence of toyness through eliminating all non-essential forms, features and concepts. Together, they create a pantone of colors, animals, clothes, styles and archetypes, encouraging people to find themselves between them.These animals can be built by anybody using modules like Herr Bytes mouth. It has matching teeth with a cylindrical shape located in a symmetric disposition. This part of crocodile’s mouth has also the shape of a skateboard that can be used by itself or any other Minimal.
“I created the first version of Minimals in 2008 while I was studying in Berlin. Those were difficult times for me as I had no money to pay the rent, so I thought a solution could be to sell drawings of cute animals in Mauerpark. I didn not have great results but I found something special about these silly creatures. Afterwards, When I came back to Peru I felt I was ready to create a complete toy set based on them. Last year, my partner Claudia Hermosilla and I recreated a whole universe of Minimals with false product lines in deutsch, posters, magnets and other merchandising as if they were manufactured by a german industry”. The designer has been working on the wacky looking animals since 2008 and they recently won a Silver A Design Award at the A’Design Awards. While it doesn’t look like they are currently available for purchase, you can see a lot more over Sebastian’s website at the link below.