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Museum of Robots creates retro-futuristic housewares and accessories to complement modern living. Their focus is designing functional, well- made products that have a sense of humor, and experiment with interesting materials and design motifs. It is inspired by our fascination with robots, which are the essence of modern and nostalgic, futuristic and retro, technical and playful, functional and entertaining.
They use a range of manufacturing methods, traditional to digital, sand- cast to laser-cut. When possible, they manufacture in the USA; when they utilize foreign manufacturing, it is with high-quality producers who understand their creative and company vision, working responsibly with materials and processes. Their priority is sustainability - of ideas, of resources, of processes, and of relationships.
What is Museum of Robots?
It's what happens when a sci-fi fan girl marries a vintage toy robot collector and they create products they'd like in their home.
Who is Museum of Robots?
They are Vicki Küng and Richard Küng, designers and robot collectors. Richard has been collecting robots for 25 years; Vicki is a lifelong sci-fi fan who got her first robot at age 6.
Where do they get their ideas?
They collect toy robots and mid-century modern chairs, so they're surrounded by inspiration. Add a love of technology, sci-fi books and movies, vintage cars, modern design, Googie architecture and Disneyland, and the resulting mashup is Museum of Robots products.
Is there really a Museum of Robots?
Someday. They've started with the gift store and they'll bootstrap a museum you can visit from there.