We’ve all had things ruined in the mail, which is what led the Oslo design studio Skrekkøgle to come up with a unique idea: design a piece of art that mail delivery would improve rather than destroy.
Post Post is a flat aluminum sheet, perforated into a series of tiny triangles. As a result, it’s just a little pliable, and it will hold its shape when bent. When someone orders a Post Post, it’s slipped into a mailing bag without bubble wrap or styrofoam peanuts, and so each bump, cram, twist, and stack the package suffers on the way to their door will bend its way into the faceted sculpture that ultimately ends up in your hands, resulting in a permanent portrait of the journey.
It’s an interesting conceit on its own, but Post Post is actually a solution Skrekkøgle designed to address its own challenges running a business. Skrekkøgle’s customers were upset by products damaged in the mail, and at the same time, the company didn’t want to buy into what they call the costly “arms race” of wasteful materials used to protect goods shipped by careless delivery people.