Exclusive: Nest by Lance McGregor for OTHR

By Jaime Derringer

Introducing our latest OTHR exclusive preview: a clever play on the piggy bank by returning designer Lance McGregor. Nest redefines this classic typology, in 3D printed porcelain and steel.

The idea for Nest came about from designer Lance McGregor’s experience collecting coins as a kid—he loved the idea of ‘breaking the piggy bank’ to see what rewards lie within. Nest truly embodies the paradox of “no reward without sacrifice.” Once filled, its porcelain exterior must be smashed to reap the benefits inside.

We love the simplicity and balance between ball and ring; one needs the other practically and aesthetically to complete the story. Together, the two pieces create the sense of a literal nest egg, to collect change and be smashed when full.

Nest’s metal base doubles as a makeshift hammer to reveal an unexpected whimsy within: a miniature homage to the traditional piggy bank.

With a career spanning twenty years and three continents, Lance McGregor worked with design luminaries Tom Dixon, Matthew Hilton and Fabien Baron before founding his studio, McGregor & McGregor in 2009. Born in Tauranga, New Zealand and now based in Montclair, New Jersey, McGregor combines glass, metal, stone and marble for textural, minimal pieces imbued with a sense of whimsy.

Get your early edition of Nest in gloss white or black 3D printed porcelain here before it goes on sale to everyone else on Thursday.

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Source:: Design-milk