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Kiri Martin's Bergdorf is Meant to Teach a Lesson

By: Carly Foy - Published: May 31, 2011 • References: kirimartin and notcot.org
Designer Kiri Martin was asked to design an "impermanence" for a show in Brooklyn, New York, and came up with a pulp paper piggy bank.

The concept was simple. Kiri Martin molded the paper pulp into a pig-like form, which the artist had come up with after multiple sketches. Throughout the process, designs that were extremely realistic were made, as were others that were more cartoonish. Martin's choice of a classic piggy bank shape is what makes the work truly iconic.

Kiri Martin also customized the piggy bank, making good use of its transformable paper medium. With its true piggy bank shape and unique product quality, Kiri Martin's piggy bank is a must-see item for any design student.