Wednesday, August 11, 2010

bank in the form of a pig

Part of the 'reality' series by award winning designer, harry allen. 'Reality' consists of objects whose forms are sampled from existing sources. Allen, whose work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, has long believed that original form should no longer be the driving force in design. His process emphazises the inherent beauty of things - beauty from concept, beauty from materials, beauty from structure. Bank in the form of a pig is the 'reality' take on the classic piggy bank. it is produced by casting polyester resins in highly-detailed silicone molds from a real pig. The pig, we are told, lost its life from natural causes and allen will donate $10 from each sale to the Humane Society to prevent cruelty to animals everywhere. These banks are not toys, they should be handled with care.

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