Little Piggy: Design for Good

January 5, 2011

Little Piggy: Design for Good

Materious, a design duo from Chicago, created these modern piggy banks as a learning tool for children. The nestled design allows the two pigs to sit together or separately.

Design, piggy, bank, charity, materious

The "Momma" Piggy let's the child save money for what he or she wants, and the little pig's coinage goes to a charity, encouraging kids to make money for themselves but remember to reserve some to give to others.

Design, piggy, bank, charity, materious
Design, piggy, bank, charity, materious

What do you think? Would the pigs help kids learn the importance of sharing and charity? Or is it merely a nice looking object? Do you like the update on the traditional piggy bank?

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Via Fast Company Design

Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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