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hand werk pound shop

How I wish I would have a pop-up store for all sort experimental creations and I can do anything I want. Peter Nencini is involved in one of such rare occasion where he has created an edition of 50 Hand Werk boxes for the Poundshop, a pop-up-experimental-shop curated by Household and Sara Melin. The shop space on Hoxton Street looks great, designed by architect Finn Williams and product designer Fredrik Paulsen.

Each of the Hand Werk boxes contain a set of materials and forms, for abstract play. Wood, plastic, ceramic, rubber, fabric. The components, mostly designed and cut to combine with counterparts sourced from school science lab suppliers for example, have a character that sits somewhere between board game bits, measurement tools, ambiguous accessories for clothing, for eating.

The sets each imply activity but there are no rules or guidelines supplied. Hand Werk is simply about sensibility brought about by mute play, by handling. No rules because the elements should be moved and moved again.

Hand Werk boxes for Poundshop by Peter Nencini ~


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