WE ARE NOW ON  A HIATUS FROM SHOPKEEPING. THINGS NEED TO BE SOLVED, SO WE ARE TAKING TIME TO THINK. THE COOPER HEWITT SHOP IS LARGELY SOLD OUT OF OUR THINGS BUT HAVE SOME ON THEIR WEBSITE ONLY. BELOW IS OUR ARCHIVE OF ALL THE OBJECTS WE HAVE EVER FOUND. WRITE US IF YOU NEED US AT: INFO@KIOSKKIOSK.COM WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

Large Basket

Large Basket

13" x 17"ø
Bamboo, Plastic Straps & Steel Wire
HONG KONG

Ubiquitous, these baskets are found everywhere in Hong Kong. I mean everywhere. It is likely the most-repeated object I have yet to see in any country. They were at the street markets and in food shops, pharmacies, and pet stores; most notably, they were used at construction and deconstruction sites to gather debris before lugging it to a waiting truck. We suspect the construction cast-offs end up in the sea as part of the (in)famous land reclamation going on. More than 10% of the developed land area in Hong Kong has been reclaimed from the sea and efforts are continuing every day. It's really a wonder in engineering; the only uncertainty is they are not sure how the environment will be affected, particularly the groundwater... what had access to the sea is now landlocked. Possible issue.