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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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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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