A money box modelled on an acorn and a mobile consisting of scales in delicate balance reflect the thoughts of Swiss design collective Postfossil on nature, the economy and “balance in our lives”. ‘Cagnotte’, a money box by Stephan Wespi, has a slit on the underside to insert coins and a wooden shell to close the opening and give the acorn a stable stand.
“Saving doesn’t mean sacrifice; it’s a challenge to ration available resources in a sensible way. To get to the savings, the acorn must be smashed, but only the saver can decide when the time is right.” says Postfossil.
For ‘Joule’, abstract pans, joined together like weighing scales, form a mobile that “expresses the interdependence of different systems and natural balance. If any weight is applied, or if the mobile is touched, it will move briefly until it rights itself again and finds a new balance.” adds Postfossil. “The dependency of weight and counterweight, the effect of the small on the whole system; in short, cause and effect are played out poetically in this work. The hanging sculpture moves therefore not only the pans of the scales, but also our thoughts.”
Cagnotte and Joule will be shown at ‘Le petit GRAND’ exhibition during Milan Design Week 2013 at zona Lambrate (Via Sbodio 30/6, I-20134) from April 9th to 14th.