BVR coinbox

In 2011 I was contacted by Alexander Schug in behalf of BVR, Germany’s second bank, for an invitation based contest. They were seeking designs for a ceramic coin box to give to their best customers as a corporate gift. The idea that won me the job was a coin bank  designed for adults rather than children: inserting coins one by one can be fun for a child but it’s not very functional for someone who is just in need of a place to empty out his pockets from the change he collected during the day. The funnel shape conveys a handful of coins at a time towards the slot. I was also asked to design the booklet that goes together with this object; its layout and graphics were designed in collaboration with the photographer Filippo Patrese. All the mediation between the customer, myself and manufacturers was handled by Alexander Schug through his Berlin-based agencyVergangenheitsagentur