Mancia is part of the Il Coccio Design Edition collection of ceramic objects for the home by Il Coccio, a historical company in Italian design known for its humidifiers. Mancia’s special design makes it both a functional catchall dish and a mindless money saving tool: it interacts with users with a touch of irony, changing their habits about spare change.
When we put something in a catchall dish, we expect it to stay right there. Mancia is different, because a small slot turns the dish into an unexpected money bank. Thus the shape of the object itself sorts the content of our pockets in a natural and random way – so if we don’t realize we’ve lost a few coins right away, we’ll be happy to find them inside when we really need them.