Furnishing Utopia

How A 300-Year-Old Religious Sect Is Influencing Young Designers Today

For Furnishing Utopia, a group of designers organized by Studio Gorm collaborated with Hancock Shaker Village and Mount Lebanon Shaker Museum to develop a new line of pieces inspired by the philosophy of the religious group, but through the lens of products that are needed and desirable for contemporary consumers.

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As a whole, the project brings a renewed interest in the traditional craftsmanship techniques, like wood joinery, and clever space-saving design, for which the Shakers are still highly regarded. Spy the resulting pieces in the slideshow above and at Sight Unseen Offsite from May 13–16 alongside the traditional artifacts that inspired them.


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