Tate Modern commissioned Ab Rogers Design to create a series of playful donation boxes to stand at the entrance to the iconic Turbine Hall.
The larger-than-life boxes are deliberately prominent and difficult to miss, standing 2.7 metres tall and 1.5 metres wide. Yet their transparent acrylic construction offers very
little to interrupt the visitor’s view: only a sign and a series of luminous coin deflectors. They are windows rather than monuments, inviting visitors to look through them as much as at them.
Visitors stretch to reach the highest slot they can. Their coins drop into the slot and ricochet through a series of colourful coin deflectors before falling with a clink to the bottom of the donation box. Each donation transforms this minimal construction into a kinetic composition of colour,
light and sound.