Keepsake

Wooden box. Manufactured by Mitja.

Keepsake consists of two wooden shells that can be used separately as small bowls, or together as a closed capsule. It is something in-between a sculpture and a product. Like a sculpture, it is pleasurable to the eye and hand, and can be appreciated with no other utility value. But it is also a container with room to hold other small treasures – a keepsake for keepsakes.

Prototype first presented at Design Tide Tokyo 2012.

Photo credits: Ellen Johanne Jarli / Kristine Bjaadal.