nendo: pyggy bank at tokyo designers week 2010
nendo: pyggy bank at tokyo designers week 2010 nendo: pyggy bank at tokyo designers week 2010
oct 31, 2010

nendo: pyggy bank at tokyo designers week 2010

‘pyggy bank’ by nendo

‘pyggy bank’ by nendo / design concept is designed for isetan departmant store‘s ‘piggy bank collection’ exhibition which is being held as part of tokyo designers week. unravelling the history of the piggy bank, nendo learned that the name for the money collecting objects, dates back to medieval europe, when unused coins were saved in household jars made of unglazed reddish clay, or ‘pygg’. a play on words from ‘pygg’ to ‘pigg’ led to the piggy bank, as we know it today.

nendo’s ‘pyggy bank’ takes this history into consideration as its design concept. its form offers money savers a pig-snouted bottle and jar, existing somewhere between ‘pygg’ and ‘pig’, made from unglazed fired clay, in which individuals can place their hard-earned coins.

piggy bank collection isetan department store in shinjuku 5F / 1F show window on now until november 9th. 2010

pig-snouted jar and bottle for collecting money

  • Yep, piggy bank and I notice there wasn’t a photo showing the base to see whether the piggy bank had to be smashed to get at one’s hard-earned dosh d;-teehee)

    Jetwax says:
  • “old like the wood”, have a look of this:

    leon says:
  • @ leon: Good call. I prefer that theosaurus you pointed out, actually!

    anitabou says:
  • Where can I purchase a pyggy bank? What is the cost? How soon would it arrive? Thank you.

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