2nd December 2018
Local toymaker Mighty Jaxx keen to produce kitchenware for the blind
Young designer Kevin Chiam’s sought-after invention for the visually impaired was on ice, but the local cult toy brand saw its potential and now hopes to bring it to market.
His invention of special cooking tools for the blind resonated with many round the world – with people from Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and associations for the blind in the United States contacting him to place an advance order.
CNA Insider’s story in September about young designer Kevin Chiam’s kitchenware, called Folks, has had four million views on Facebook and nearly 240,000 on YouTube. Some netizens even offered to kick-start the production process in terms of crowdfunding and marketing.
Further plans for the kitchen set were actually on hold, as the 26-year-old had left for the UK to study. And he could not find a suitable manufacturer before that, with no funds either.
But now, his business concept has been given a possible lifeline – by a local designer toy company.