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