Pyggy Bank by Nendo


Pyggy Bank by Nendo

Tokyo 2010: Japanese studio Nendo have created these bottle-shaped piggy banks with two coin slots that mimic a pig's snout. 

Pyggy Bank by Nendo

Called Pyggy Bank, the designs were created for an exhibition called Piggy Bank Collection, which will remain on show until 9 November at Isetan department store in Tokyo's Shinjuku district.

Pyggy Bank by Nendo

The show is part of DesignTide Tokyo 2010, which continues until 3 November 2010.

Pyggy Bank by Nendo

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Here's more information from Nendo:

Unravelling the history of the piggy bank, we learn that the name 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 'pig' led to the piggy bank, and the familiar porcine objects we know today. The pyggy-bank takes this history as its design concept.

Offering savers a pig-snouted bottle and jar made of unglazed fired clay in which to place their hard-earned coins, it exists somewhere between 'pygg' and the 'pig'.

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Posted on Monday November 1st 2010 at 1:20 pm by Laura Chan. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Thats simple, functional and has funny twist. I like that.

  • michelalano

    absolutely brilliant. simple, elegant, quirky, funny, functional.

    love it!

  • I agree with all the comments so far… I think the design humorously expresses its simple function without becoming to kitschy. It's a winner.

  • logorithm

    Kids are gonna have fun slotting in two coins at one time! Snort snort!

  • A.C.

    I'd love to have one for Christmas!

  • Looks like Theo from Germany! On display at Tokyo Designers Week 2007. Maybe Sato-san has been there…? Have a look at

  • is this pyggy just a copy cat?