The picnic as we know it has been a social tradition since at least the 19th Century. It’s a gathering for the sake of gathering, a celebration of quality time spent with good food and drink, conversation, and the carefree passage of time. The picnic can be solace or reprieve, an escape from or a solution to. The picnic is in honor of its participants and the connections between them. The picnic is for everyone, a ritual defined by its picnickers. The Picnic Basket is a symbol of that experience, a traditional set of objects elevated by form and material. Brass, leather, porcelain and wood sit alongside 3d printed industrial plastics and nylon, taking the place of the traditional woven wicker and gingham of the 20th Century.
The picnic and the Picnic Basket are for a life post-covid. They are a response to the distance and isolation felt during the pandemic, and to the illusion of connectivity of screens, online social networks and digital media.
The Picnic Basket is for going outside with the people you care about to celebrate going outside with the people you care about.