Fidget spinners have taken the world by storm, and the luxury markets are no exception. Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin commissioned Los Angeles-based jewelry company IF & Co to create a custom Murakami-inspired fidget spinner.
Custom 18K Rose Gold Pink/White Murakami Flower Pendant, Fully Iced with Pink Sapphires & VVS+ White Diamonds + Custom 18K White Gold Rainbow Murakami Flower Pendant, Fully Iced with Red Rubies, Blue/Pink/Yellow/Orange Sapphires, Natural Yellow, Green, Blue & Ice Blue Diamonds. Multi-Colored Setup on Matching 18K Hermes Link Chains. Specially Made for @jbalvin ????#TakashiMurakami #Murakami #JBalvin #CustomJewelry #IFANDCO
These sapphire-and-diamond-encrusted toys are composed of 18K rose gold and 18K white gold. Fidget spinners were originally advertised to help children and people with ADHD and fidgeting issues by serving as a release mechanism. In a fitting homage, the artist Takashi Murakami is best-known for blurring the line between high and low culture in his art.
Though this extravagant toy was custom-made, you can still get your fidget spinner fix through industrial design studio RAMA WORKS, which released its own little statement piece through Massdrop. This spinner is ergonomically-designed for a nice feel in the hand to practice tricks and made to deliver long spin times and smooth spinning action. Available in attractive aluminum or brass models, these spinners are made for true enthusiasts.
The Massdrop x RAMA WORKS S01 Remedy Spinner($50) is available through massdrop.com.
Photos courtesy of If & Co on Instagram and massdrop.com.