Shaker Basket by Normann Copenhagen - THE MODERN SHOP EXCLUSIVE
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The Oregon-based design duo Studio Gorm has drawn inspiration from American Shaker style and designed a storage basket comprising clean, aesthetic lines. Their “Shaker basket” made from bent plywood celebrates functionality, simplicity and beauty with its pleasant graphical shape, which can live anywhere storage is needed. The Shaker basket can be used for spare blankets, toys, fuel wood, books, magazines and much more.
Shaker basket was born back in 2016 within the context of a design research project that Studio Gorm organized in collaboration with the Hancock Shaker Village Museum in Massachusetts and the Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon in New York. The project, which was named “Furnishing Utopia”, focused on research and reinterpretation of historic Shaker objects. The inspiration for the Shaker basket came from two objects in particular: the traditional woven ash baskets as well as a wooden Chip box used to collect wood chips from the Shaker workshops and carried to the woodstoves for starting fires.
Utilizing modern materials and production techniques, Studio Gorm explored the traditional basket shapes of the Shaker movement and came up with a light and soft design of bent plywood. Its shape is the result of a dialog with the material. The basket’s sides are mounted at the bottom to a rounded rectangle and the material relaxes into a soft organic curve. The transition between those two shapes creates a subtle visual tension to the design, which appears natural and contemporary in its totality. The Shaker basket comes in a size 40x40 cm in two colors: soft sand and warm gray.
Materials: Bent Plywood
Size: 40 cm x 40 cm
Colours: Sand and Warm Grey