Kaba-coaster mds

Kaba Coaster
Diatomite Coaster

This coaster features a hippo floating at water's edge. Made from a highly absorbent natural material called diatomite, it absorbs moisture from your cup quickly, allowing you to enjoy your drink in comfort while ensuring that your hippo has plenty of water to swim in. Cherish your time with these hippos, which are currently in danger of extinction.

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This is a message from the earth

Small changes are taking place on earth. Now, the plants and animals which we are accustomed to is on the verge of extinction. We need to make the decision to act and recognize the need to cherish our environment and the Earth itself.  

A percentage of all sales of the earth by +d range goes towards the preservation of endangered wildlife.

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- Attention for use -

Please be careful in handling as the material is fragile.
Due to the natural characteristic of its materials, there may be a small amount of powdery substance, however quality is not compromised.
Please do not submerge in water for a long time due to the nature of the material.
Please dry it well after use.
Keep away from small children.

- Care instructions -

When the absorbing power declines, place the coast under the sun to dry.
Lightly scrub the surface with sandpaper if to remove additional dirt and grime.
To remove stains from coffee, tea or wine, dab the area with a cloth soaked in a little bleach. After stains are removed, rinse it under running water and dry well.


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Kaba Coaster

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mds size

Product size : W128×D100×H19mm
Package size : W134×D108×H23mm
Product weight : 126g
Total weight (including packaging) : 155g

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Diatomaceous earth

mds spec

Made in Japan

mds price

RM 69.00


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Kaba-crayon designer

Ryo Shimura

Designer Profile:

Ryo Shimura has won awards for his project under the theme of "Mass Extinction”, which was inspired by environmental problems such as deforestion, air pollution and global warming. He uses the hippopotamus as a symbol for a fading environment and takes interest in their plight.

KONICA MINOLTA Eco & Art Award 2011 : Special Prize Display Design

Designer Comment : 

Set your cup down and let it bob gently beside the floating hippo. I've designed a coaster that I hope you'll want to display even when you aren't using it. Hippos are poached for their tusks and meat and are now in danger of extinction. I hope this coaster will help people come to like hippos and take an interest in their plight.