Hey, I'm Bailey Hikawa, an artist and designer born and raised in Los Angeles.
I received a BFA in Painting and Textiles from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA. My work has ranged from painting, sculpture, art direction, theatrical set design, immersive installation, surreal sculpture and experimental performance. Inevitably, all mediums that contribute to the way I think about functional, sculptural, and artful objects.
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The journey to these phone cases has been a long one. In 2017, I began developing the idea for sculptural phone cases in my studio. That literally started with me gluing a giant piece of wood to the back of a phone case! Many prototypes and iterations later, I officially launched my company, HIKAWA, in December of 2019.
KAME, meaning “Turtle” in Japanese, is a line of sculptural iPhone cases designed and hand-fabricated by me in my East Los Angeles studio. A metaphor for a shell of a brain, KAME designs are sculptural, functional, and ergonomic cases that protect and style your phone.
We use our phones a lot these days. And I honestly get so much joy from making a product that not only takes a new approach to that relationship but makes it look and feel better.
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