Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village

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By Design Milk / Published by Design Milk
Shaker Design Reinterpreted

Story posted by Leo Lei

Furnishing Utopia, which we first spotted at Sight Unseen OFFSITE, is a minimalist collection created in collaboration by the Hancock Shaker Village and the Mt. Lebanon Shaker Museum with 12 renowned international designers. A week-long workshop was conducted at two preserved Shaker sites, allowing the designers to access an extensive archive of objects as well as engage in a dialogue with the museum’s curators.

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 1 of 25 - Daybed by Darin Montgomery

Daybed by Darin Montgomery

Often credited as the first minimalists, the Shakers and their furniture have inspired countless modernist and contemporary designers all over the world. However, their presence is confined to a limited number of sites within the United States, and individuals rarely have the opportunity to interact and experience these pieces in person. 

Furnishing Utopia’s mission is to provide designers with direct exposure to original Shaker artifacts, and as a result, invited twelve designers from six countries to produce designs that translate the ingenuity and aesthetics of Shaker objects into modern forms.

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 2 of 25 - Handy Rakes by Christopher Specce

Handy Rakes by Christopher Specce

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 3 of 25 - Brush Study by Zoë Mowat

Brush Study by Zoë Mowat

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 4 of 25 - Chandelier by Tom Bonamici

Chandelier by Tom Bonamici

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 5 of 25 - Sister table by Studio Tolvanen

Sister table by Studio Tolvanen

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 6 of 25 - Brother Shelf by Studio Tolvanen

Brother Shelf by Studio Tolvanen

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 7 of 25 - Trestle table by Studio Gorm

Trestle table by Studio Gorm

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 8 of 25 - Rocking chair by Studio Gorm

Rocking chair by Studio Gorm

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 9 of 25 - Bench by Studio Gorm

Bench by Studio Gorm

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 10 of 25 - Baskets by Studio Gorm

Baskets by Studio Gorm

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 11 of 25 - Norm Shaker Trays by Norm Architects

Norm Shaker Trays by Norm Architects

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 12 of 25 - Woven Stool by Ladies & Gentlemen

Woven Stool by Ladies & Gentlemen

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 13 of 25 - Work Station by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio

Work Station by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 14 of 25 - Wooden Boxes by Jonah Takagi

Wooden Boxes by Jonah Takagi

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 15 of 25 - Shaker Toolbox by Hallgeir Homstvedt

Shaker Toolbox by Hallgeir Homstvedt

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 16 of 25 - Doverail-mirror & Doverail-shelf by Hallgeir Homstvedt

Doverail-mirror & Doverail-shelf by Hallgeir Homstvedt

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 17 of 25 - Stove Chair & Domino Coat Rack by Gabriel Tan

Stove Chair & Domino Coat Rack by Gabriel Tan

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 18 of 25 - Petal Baskets by Gabriel Tan

Petal Baskets by Gabriel Tan

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 19 of 25 - Brethren Doorstops by Gabriel Tan

Brethren Doorstops by Gabriel Tan

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 20 of 25 - Brethren Bench by Gabriel Tan

Brethren Bench by Gabriel Tan

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 21 of 25 - Dustpan by Darin Montgomery

Dustpan by Darin Montgomery

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 22 of 25 - Handy Folding Ladder by Christopher Specce

Handy Folding Ladder by Christopher Specce

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 23 of 25 - Handy Folding Ladder by Christopher Specce

Handy Folding Ladder by Christopher Specce

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village - Photo 24 of 25 - Handy Sweeper by Christopher Specce

Handy Sweeper by Christopher Specce