Shaggy is a kevlar bag that allows to share almost any object in any moment inside the houses. Through an app it is possible to set a code and choose who's going to open the locker and take the object out of Shaggy.
There is a huge lack of connection between people today, let's improve it with sharing objects!
CHOOSE WHO'S GONNA TAKE YOUR OBJECT
After putting anything into shaggy, close it and set a code on the application. Only who will enter the right code from his smartphone will be able to unlock it manually.
The word “SHARING” is spreading all around nowadays. Co-living, bike sharing services and (in a way) any social network are just a few examples of a growing economy that talks about people and products at the same time. But are all these realities responding to the real meaning of "sharing"?
When it comes to "share" daily objects, there is often a contraddiction of the term itself. Websites and apps such as FINN.NO allow people to get rid of objects, than to share them. The two persons involved are not taking care of the product at the same time. Associations like UFF and FRETEX use the same format.
This "sharing cabinet" is located on a street and everyone can take and use any object found inside, at one condition: bringing it back after the use. Probably it needs to be rearranged, but the worst problem is that it takes place in Christiania, conceptually far away from the world we are living in.
The world outside Christiania is probably not ready for this huge step in sharing, people still don't trust each other that much and they require a safe place when it comes to leave properties around.
SO WHY NOT TO START FROM THE HOUSES?
Houses and many other inside structures are perceived as safe places. Little communities in which every member is supposed to trust and be trusted. So why not improve this community sense, creating a stronger relationship between the inhabitants, thanks to the common use of objects?
Two different locking positions of the string allow two ways of using Shaggy. The tighter one permits to close the bag and make it unaccessible for who has not the code, while the second one make possible to use just the string as a locker ( for objects that doesn't fit in Shaggy) or, if still inserted in the main structure, to keep the bag open but locked.
AND IN 2047?
The hope is that, thanks also to Shaggy, in thirty years everyone will be more confident related to other people. So probably we will achieve the Christiania dream. Rethinking a cabinet in which everyone will freely take and leave stuff, without thinking about the economic value of them, but just to the sharing value that in thirty years will be rooted in the society.
I was born in Bergamo, in the north of Italy 24 years ago. I studied Furniture Design at Politecnico of Milan and now I'm attending my Master Degree in Product Design, still in Politecnico.