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On display at V&A South Kensington
Design 1900 to Now, Room 74

Mon Mon

Soft Toy
2015
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Mon Mon, pink soft toy with black embroided eyes and mouth. Mon Mon has brown coloured soft spikes running from the top of his head to the tip of his tale, within Mon Mons hard stomach is the bluetooth device which enables WeChat to send personal voice messges to the toy.


object details
Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 6 parts.

  • Toy
  • Toy
  • Toy
  • Toy
  • Toy
  • Toy
Materials and Techniques
cotton and electronics
Brief Description
Mon Mon, designed by 1 More Design, purchased from Tao Bao
Physical Description
Mon Mon, pink soft toy with black embroided eyes and mouth. Mon Mon has brown coloured soft spikes running from the top of his head to the tip of his tale, within Mon Mons hard stomach is the bluetooth device which enables WeChat to send personal voice messges to the toy.
Dimensions
  • Length: 24.5cm (Note: Mon Mon)
  • Depth: 19cm (Note: Mon Mon)
  • Width: 15.5cm (Note: Mon Mon)
  • Depth: 20cm (Note: Box)
  • Height: 25.5cm (Note: Box)
  • Width: 16.5cm (Note: Box)
Gallery Label
Working away from loved ones More than two-thirds of Shenzhen’s inhabitants are migrants attracted by the Chinese city’s rapid growth and employment opportunities. Street food vendors in the city offer regional cuisines from across the country to a diverse Chinese workforce who often have few local family ties and frequently eat out. For parents who work away from home, the soft toy Mon-Mon enables them to stay in touch with their children. By squeezing its tummy, a child can listen to, or record, voice messages via the social media platform WeChat. Shenzen street food menus Maluku Corner with Love, Wei’s Clay Casserole Soup and Aroma House (translated titles), about 2013 Printed paper and laminated plastic Museum nos. CD.10, 20 and 21-2014 Social media-enabled soft toy Mon-Mon, 2015 Designed by Dan Dan Man, 1 More Design, China Synthetic fabric and electronic components Museum no. CD.25:1-2015 The object sits in the 'Crisis and Conflict' section of the Design 1900-Now gallery opened in June 2021.(2021)
Collection
Accession Number
CD.25:1 TO 6-2015

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record createdDecember 2, 2015
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