Hancock baskets

Studio Tolvanen (Furnishing Utopia, 2017) 

Birch plywood and pine

Designed for an exhibition of furniture inspired by household objects at Hancock Shaker Village. Hancock Baskets were inspired by a laundry basket in a storage room at Hancock Shaker Village. Four baskets make up the family - a Large Basket for laundry or magazines, a Bread Basket, a Serving Tray, and a Mushroom Hunting Basket. The four incorporate details from various baskets we liked in the archives, but the material is modern bent plywood - which we think the Shakers would have wholeheartedly embraced for its strength and lightness.
 

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The Hand

Studio Tolvanen (Furnishing Utopia, 2017) 

The Hand is a pine toy with a magnetic removable thumb (just for fun). The shape comes from a Mitten Mold used by Shakers to shrink knitted woolens to proper size.  Designed for an exhibition of furniture inspired by household objects at Hancock Shaker Village. 

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