Whether you admit it or not, garden gnomes are sort of creepy. But all that changes with Nino, a Cubist gnome figurine designed by Pellegrino Cucciniello and created by Plato Design studio. Gone are the garish colours and leery smiles, which are now replaced by a matte and monochromatic figurine that is modern and hipster.
“NINO investigates, with a touch of irony, how language and imagery can overturn the perception of a kitsch icon, the garden gnome, giving it a new and well-deserved dignity,” says Plato Design. Available on Etsy.