MATERIALS: Solid Aluminum
DIMENSIONS: 3.75"w X 2.75"l X 1.75"h
Milled from a solid block of aluminum, they will accommodate several of the most common candle sizes allowing for a variety of compositions.
Small box: 6"w x 6"l x 6"h
Tall box: 7.75"w x 7.7h"l x 7.75"h
Low box: 11.75"w x 17.75"l x 3"h
The shaker boxes were designed as part of Furnishing Utopia, a workshop exploring shaker objects and culture hosted by the Hancock Shaker Village that was presented at NY Design Week 2016.
During my research at the Hancock Shaker Village, I noticed many examples of square forms intersecting circular forms. From turned table legs, to column bases to basket molds, this detail and transition was a theme that served to inspire the Shaker Boxes in this document. The prototypes created for the exhibition were realized in solid maple wood and plywood. They represent only a small sampling of the possible forms that the Shaker Boxes can take.
DIMENSIONS:16"W X 11"L X 11"H
Inspired by the more primitive objects scattered throughout Shaker dwellings and workshops, the Stoolbox is a utilitarian hybrid of a stepstool and a tool caddy.
DIMENSIONS:16"W X 7"L X 34"H
Inspired by the more primitive objects scattered throughout Shaker dwellings and workshops, the Bootjack is a simple tool to remove one's boots.
COMPANY / Atelier Takagi
DESIGNERS / Jonah Takagi
LOCATION / Washington DC, USA
Born in Tokyo and raised in New England, Jonah received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002. For several years he designed furniture he built in his friend's studio while he played bass guitar, touring and recording with several indie rock bands. Jonah is the principle of Atelier Takagi founded in 2009 and counts Hem, Roll and Hill, Kvadrat and La Chance among his clients.