Click here to view process booklet: (pages 5-10): https://issuu.com/irenewei7/docs/process_book
A Garapon is a Japanese-styled lottery box. Garapon are typically octagonal boxes that, when turned, drop a colored ball from a hole in its side. The color of this ball indicates a rarity of the corresponding prize. For example, a white ball is very common, and usually means either no prize or something very small and cheap, while the gold ball is equivalent to winning the lottery, and gives the player a very large or expensive prize. Usually, Garapon have their prizes out for the display to entice players with the biggest prize possible.
My role within this project was to design and create the garapon. All wood working, metalworking and machining work was done by me. I developed a mechanism within the garapon to ensure that only one capsule prize fell out at a time.
Kirthank Manivannan 3D modeled and printed bugs as prizes to be contained by the capsules. The inspiration to create these were from Kirthank’s childhood pastime of collecting bugs with his late friend. The rarest bug is a stag beetle that has been gold plated.
Collaboration with Kirthank Manivannan (Graphic Design RISD ‘19)
In loving memory of Macklin Lam (Saizawa Ryuu).