Unplug design Studio, based in Seoul, are Hwang kung chan, Jin song kyou, Lee hak su, Han min hyun and Jun jin.
Dream ball is a brand new soccer ball, which is made by recycling famine relief packaging. Since buying a soccer ball is a luxury for children living in third world countries, they usually make one out of ropes and trash. Aid provided from the UN and RED CROSS to people living the third world is usually packaged in boxes, but most of them contain medication, food and other fundamental commodities.
Unplug design wants to give something that will put a smile on children’s faces, a toy that can give them hope and joy. They have redesigned relief packaging in a way that after it has served its primary purpose, it can turn into different types of balls depending on the size of the boxes. They are made by simply cutting by hand the perforated cardboard boxes and weaving the pieces.
Designersblock London 2009 takes place during the London Design Festival over 5000 square meters of space alongside 100% Design in Earls Court One.
24 – 27 Sep 2009
Thursday 24 September 10.00 – 21.00 Friday 25 September 10.00 – 19.00 Saturday 26 September 10.00 – 18.00 Sunday 27 September 11.00 – 17.00
Register on the Designersblock website.