Three new piggy banks from Kähler

Now Kähler Design are adding three new animal money boxes to the historically-based ’Sparedyr’ range

In 2016, with inspiration from, and respect for Kähler’s long history, Kähler Design gave a new slant to the animal money boxes. Now three more money boxes join the range.

Originally, craftsmen worked on the money boxes as a way of perfecting their technical skills. Way back in the 1920s, for fun, the then artistic director of the workshop, Nils Kähler started experimenting with these charming, timeless creations.

The story goes that one day his father, the legendary Herman A. Kähler, happened upon one of them in the rubbish bin and angrily asked his son how many he had thrown away. Kähler Senior thought the animal money boxes were so brilliant that he urged his son to create more.

With their fairy-tale, humorous and decorative character, they were to become some of Nils Kähler’s most popular designs, and that is exactly why they form today’s inspiration for the effective, modern appearance of the new animal money boxes.

Today, the animal money boxes are part of Kähler Originals: a collection of ranges that is rooted in Kähler’s experimental heritage and history, as a tribute to the past, present and future. The animal money boxes combine the best of classic craftsmanship with a modern, contemporary interpretation. The result is a timeless design for future generations.

In spring 2018, Kähler Design are adding three new animal money boxes to the range: a Pig, a Duck and an Ostrich, all of which are based on the original shapes.

While the Pig is a new take on the classic piggy bank, the chubby Duck and the large Ostrich take the design a step further, transforming the classic money box into an item for the future.

Naturally there is a stopper for emptying out the coins so that you can pass on the animal money boxes to future generations. The new animals join the first animal money boxes in the range: the fabulous fishes.

Rooted in history, they have an understated, subtle appearance that makes a timeless, yet charmingly modern impact. They are ornaments that will last for generations. The range also reflects Kähler’s philosophy that high quality craftsmanship should be available to everyone, and that a vibrant imagination can work well with good, modern design.

Each of the three animal money boxes comes in its own colour. However, while the Pig and the Ostrich have a silky matt, flecked surface and, respectively, a greenish and reddish shade, the Duck has a shiny, blueish glaze. So each design is unique.

The money boxes can be stand-alone ornaments or form groups - naturally with the other animal money boxes in the range as well. The three new animal boxes are both decorative and useful. So, with the ’Sparedyr’ range Kähler is upholding a 179-year-old tradition of craftsmanship, in which the interaction of ceramic and glaze, combined with utility value, has dominated the work of countless generations.

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