Instant Bag to Desk

The following is one of several designs entered into this year’s INDEX: Challenge, Design for Education – this design being amongst the finalists for the contest. This challenge is a yearly contest in which entrants are asked to propose solutions to improve education in developing countries’ schools. What designers François Verez & Ane Eguiguren prepose here is what they call a “Teddy Bag,” a school bag that doubles as a desk. It’s made entirely out of cardboard light enough to be easy for a little kid to carry, yet hearty enough to stay strong and carry that kid’s school supplies safely.

The child packs up their bag in the morning, travels to school, pulls out the top of his or her desk, and attaches it to the top of the bag, making it a mobile desk that still holds all of their supplies. The production of this bag is such that its both very easy and very cheap to create in bulk. Very lovely!

Designer: François Verez & Ane Eguiguren

24 Comments

  • Nicky1093 says:

    Very neat concept. The only question I have is what about when it rains? If it is not waterproof that cardboard is just going to fall apart.

  • Nicky1093 says:

    Very neat concept. The only question I have is what about when it rains? If it is not waterproof that cardboard is just going to fall apart.

  • kasem bkk says:

    nice boy, nice concept and maybe we can develop waterproof cardboard finally.
    i look forward to see another from

  • kasem bkk says:

    nice boy, nice concept and maybe we can develop waterproof cardboard finally.
    i look forward to see another from

  • vogelcube says:

    You could get better ergonomics & weight ratios with plastics. Cardboard wouldn't be useable, not water/weatherproof and not usable as a seat. Also, I don't hear much about schools being lacking in seats/desks… just teachers, books, and teaching materials, so I'm not sure what problem this is solving.

  • vogelcube says:

    You could get better ergonomics & weight ratios with plastics. Cardboard wouldn't be useable, not water/weatherproof and not usable as a seat. Also, I don't hear much about schools being lacking in seats/desks… just teachers, books, and teaching materials, so I'm not sure what problem this is solving.

  • Jason Chu says:

    poor kid, education kills creativity. if he's required to study wherever and whenever, who's going to create new things?

  • Edgard says:

    This was the winning design at the index challenge, congratulations to Ane and Francois

  • Edgard says:

    This was the winning design at the index challenge, congratulations to Ane and Francois

  • Jon Howard-Brand says:

    This concept is designed for emergency relief situations where seating is a problem, teaching in tents, also helps the child have a sense of ownership as they may have nothing after an emergency.

  • shuvo says:

    want to know about the dimension of this bag

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