If you never understood the art of toys, then you must check out Coarse. The company began in 2003, when German artists Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk started a distinctive style of sculpting that looked almost as if they had chiseled and exposed their figures from rock. Their hand-crafted sculptures are beautifully photographed and packaged in a way that really elevates their work to a higher form of art.
On May 3rd, exclusively at coarsehkg, they'll be releasing a limited edition set (200 pieces) called Casting Shadows which plays out like a melancholy story. It wil sell for HK $2488 (or $320). You can see photos from the series below or read their interpretation of the story on their website.
Also, check out their sweet packaging with a slide-out box offering two sides of the story – each side opening with a fabric pull tag featuring each character's name. Love the attention to detail.