VIP Interview With Shiri Zinn Owner And Sex Toy Designer

Shiri Zinn is a high end designer who creates luxury sex toys and vibrators. The artistic creations are all made with the thought to challenge preconceived prejudice notions of sexuality and to place on display with glamour and luxury in mind, encouraging men and women to explore, play and discover a new world of sexuality.

Shiri Zinn’s designs are made with some of the highest quality materials that are available including Swarovski crystals, crystal glass made in England, quartz, diamante, sterling silver, marabou feather tails and more. Some of Shiri’s creations are handmade like the sex toys made with solid glass with etched designs. In her designs you will be able to find vibrating ice-creams and cupcakes that look delicious enough to eat but they are built to send you into a world of pleasurable bliss which really goes to show that a person’s choice of ice-cream can allude to their sexual personality.

One amazing aspect about her creations, is that some of her carefully created designs are made in limited quantities like the Limited Edition Couture Collection. This means that if you buy one of Shiri’s specialised pieces, you may just be one of the select few people in the world to own one. Each piece is stamped with a limited edition number and engraved with the artist’s signature.

Tell me about yourself

Owner, designer and manufacturer. I have 3 design degrees; 2 from the top fashion school in the world Central Saint Martins with an MA in Jewellery.

Shiri Zinn a sex toy designer
Image: Shiri Zinn Bandages (Photo by Shiri Zinn)

What inspires you?

Nobody inspires me. I inspire myself! I am a pioneer type designer. I am inspired by nature, beautiful things and originality.

Why do you look at yourself as an artist more than a marketed brand?

I don’t market my brand as I have always got free press and something one calls publicity rather than pushing people to buy aggressively – or at all in fact. Celebrities have always found me without my help. When a designer is first in the world to do something new and different this occurs organically!

Why did you choose sex as a subject for your design?

Because they were so badly designed with no finesse when I pioneered the idea of designer sex toys in 1997.

Is sexuality fashionable?

When designed in the creative and high end manner then yes it can be and is portrayed and depicted in those arenas as such, and also as ART.

How would people include art within their sexuality?

Good question! They would include interesting arty pieces to bring a bit more variety, beauty, seduction and in fact more kink into their love lives, if they so choose, and it’s great for women who like lovely things in the area of seduction too… every little bit helps! Whatever people choose as long as they are true to themselves and know they really do have CHOICE and it’s not just “same old, same old” that exists out there! They have imaginative pleasure options and need not just be discreet options either, because the kind/s of sex they may like may indeed be classy and INDESCREET!

What does food symbolise in art?

Not all my work is food related only 2 of my many pieces. However both those pieces are naughty sugar pieces. Why? From an artist / designer who does not even eat sugar?! lol. The answer is simple and it’s about FUN! We need to lighten up in the area of seduction and sometimes the cutest, most seductive looking treats can actually cause loads of laughter and intrigue psychologically in the bedroom…

Ice-cream vibrator
Image: i-Scream Vibrator (Photo by Sugextions)
Ice cream vibrator
Image: Shiri Zinn i-Scream Vibrator (Photo by Shiri Zinn)
Ice-cream sex toy
Image: Shiri Zinn i-Scream Vibrator (Photo by Shiri Zinn)

How do people describe the experience of masturbating with ice-creams and cupcakes?

You get an entire range of reactions…. all hysterical! Makes the world a lighter, brighter place! The i-Scream in particular packs a PUNCH!

Can art be a fetish?

For sure! And food IS FETISH.

What does it feel like to create something beautiful?

What a charming question! It’s what makes me tick. I actually don’t believe one should buy anything unless one finds it beautiful. To create things for the sensual pleasures of touch and sight are an awesome experience. It gives so much pleasure just knowing I have thought about every curve, bend, diamante, reflection or detail of craftsmanship in a piece of mine. To design luxury leaves one feeling privileged! I shall leave “mundane design” to the birds. I certainly can’t design anything mundane, non-aspirational or non-controversial, lol!

Tell me about your product range and what new product ranges will we be looking forward to from Shiri Zinn?

My product range is completely varied. My ranges all look very different so if that confuses my brand so be it as I am a very dynamic designer and design based on inspiration it’s not “prescribed” or “set”. My straps are among the most luxury items in the world for their genre and all handmade with matching ceramic dildos adorned with real 8 carat gold leaf fired motifs.

Detailed strap-on harness
Image: Shiri Zinn Pink Strap-On Harness (Photo by Shiri Zinn)
Pink strap-on dildo
Image: Shiri Zinn Pink Strap-On Dildo (Photo by Shiri Zinn)

My glass is extremely luxurious and not like other glass generally in the Industry its far heavier when held measure for measure so it has a very weighty feel and each piece is completely unique no 2 are ever the same as they don’t come out of a mould! Some glass and crystal items are Limited Editions bought by A-listers and fine art collectors. They are very usable and create amazing G-Spot orgasms; while others are far more affordable luxury adorned with real Swarovski crystals. They all come in precious, beautiful boxes whatever price level of glass is chosen!

Glass dildo in amber
Image: Shiri Zinn Amber Swarovski Glass Dildo (Photo by Shiri Zinn)
Rose quartz dildo
Image: Shiri Zinn Ltd. Edition Rose Quartz Crystal Dildo (Photo by Shiri Zinn)

I also have a stunning new BDSM range that can be seen on the new website soon. It’s top secret right now and promises to pack a punch and to be more eccentric and visually stimulating than any other of my collections to date so watch this space as it’s breathtakingly functional!

Whip in green
Image: Shiri Zinn Ltd. Edition Turquoise Snakeskin Whip with Blue Zircon Stone (Photo by Shiri Zinn)

Finally there are 3 beautiful designer vibrators: The i-Scream is USB operational with 1 year warrantee, very powerful and stunning to behold, complete with retro wire display stand and vintage Jazz playing music box. There is also the fancy Minx Designer Vibrator that possibly comes in the most luxurious packaging for any diva! It’s also extremely powerful and comes with a plush, luxury, marabou feather tail adorned with real Swarovski crystals on its silver section. This is owned by several A-listers too! And of course, the silicone burlesque/retro styled Cupcake Vibe that is offered in The cutest baking tin. This pop art functional piece comes with batteries included and can be discreetly placed on your kitchen shelf. It has sold in the masses to Australia and still gets amazing press from Cosmo to Elle worldwide!

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Sexpert is our resident full time sex blogger. Having successfully owned and managed a number of blogs relating to women’s lifestyle, she easily blended into her role as chief blogger of the Adultsmart Blog. She is in a long term relationship with her boyfriend. She also runs Good Girl Guide, a sexual lifestyle blog.

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