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Tinder Dog is a piggy bank, made of beech, maple and walnut, and the ears and tail of cowhide.

Tinder Dog - your new best friend

 the Tinder Dog piggy bank, was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Tinderbox. It is an ideal christening or birthday present and will last a lifetime – as a piggy bank in childhood and as an ornament on the window ledge in adulthood.

Jesper Wolff can clearly remember the piggy banks on the window ledge of his bedroom.

He remembers how quickly he learned how to get coins out of the piggy banks, because his parents had the key to it. He recalls what his piggy banks looked like. He can even remember the competitions he had with his brother to build the highest coin tower.


Inspired by the fairy tale "The Tinderbox"

For a long time, Jesper Wolff had the idea of incorporating Hans Christian Andersen’s characters and fairy-tale universe into his designs.

So it was a no brainer to use The Tinderbox as a basis for the initial prototypes for Tinder Dog.

“I remembered that the dogs in The Tinderbox, who sit on the chests and guard the money, have a very characteristic appearance. I clearly remember the illustrations. At the same time, a dog is a man’s best friend. I own a dog, so for me it makes absolute sense for my best friend to guard my money,” he says.

The Scrooge McDuck coin-stacking competition

In Jesper Wolff’s bedroom there were two piggy banks. One was red, looked like a Hoptimist and was totally simple.

Like many other children he also had Danske Bank’s classic, Pondus, with the red scarf.

He confesses that he soon discovered the trick of jiggling the coins out of his piggy bank with the use of a knife. So he did not get to save much money. But he also remembers how, from time to time, the knife trick was not about getting out the coins for buying sweets.

“My brother also had a piggy bank like my red Hoptimist. So, even though we weren’t very good at saving, I can remember that we occasionally held a competition. We would both empty our piggy banks onto the floor and stack coins in true Scrooge McDuck style.”

Thinder Dog

€ 59,00Price
  • Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen

    Tinder Dog was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale, The Tinderbox. Tinder Dog is made of beech, maple and walnut, and the ears and tail of cowhide.

    While Tinder Dog is a watchdog for your money, he is also your best friend.

    Specifications & maintenance

    Size & weight:
    15 x 11 x 11 cm
    0,499 kg

    Beech, maple, walnut.

    Tinder Dog is an unique handmade and hand-assembled product in wood and there may be some minor variations from product to product. Clean it with a damp cloth.
    For better finish and maintenance use beewax occasionally on all our wooden products.

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