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Pauper Coin Collector

Designer: COMPANY

Year: 2019

This ceramic piggy-bank is inspired by an old Finnish tradition of placing a wooden statue of a pauper outside a church to collect money for the poor. For COMPANY the Pauper is reminiscent of Kaamos, or polar night, the darkest, coldest time of the year when the vulnerable are most in need. The Pauper Coin Collector belongs to a family of seven handmade ceramic objects created by COMPANY for Artek’s FIN/JPN Friendship Collection.

Secrets of Finland, Pauper coin collector
In all of Finland, only one of the wooden paupers is female
Handmade ceramic

Made in Portugal

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    Pauper Coin Collector
    Sand coloured matt glaze

    FIN/JPN Friendship Collection

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