idan noyberg + gal bulka attach elephant in the room onto wall plugs
 
idan noyberg + gal bulka attach elephant in the room onto wall plugs
feb 26, 2014

idan noyberg + gal bulka attach elephant in the room onto wall plugs

idan noyberg + gal bulka attach the elephant in the room onto wall plugs
all images courtesy of idan noyberg and gal bulka

 

 

 

designers idan noyberg and gal bulka have created the ‘elephant in the room’, a playful accessory to compliment electric plugs. by attaching the piece to a power point outlet, it turns the common household object into the face of an elephant with an extended trunk as the cable. made from plastic, the small animal-shaped unit transforms whatever wall jack it is placed on, with each individual cord creating a unique expression according to its color and shape.

 

idan-noyberg-gal-bulka-elephant-in-the-room-designboom02
the lamp plug becomes an elephant face

 

idan noyberg + gal bulka attach elephant in the room onto wall plugs
the ‘elephant in the room’ with a red plug

 

idan noyberg + gal bulka attach elephant in the room onto wall plugs
the accessory with another plug option

 

idan noyberg + gal bulka attach elephant in the room onto wall plugs
elephant in the room packaging

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

  • I was coming to leave the same comment as daz lee. Cute, but in all reality, probably a bad concept. This could cause the electrocution of children.

    DES
  • Elephant looks cute. Elephant with plug looks SCARY.

    test
  • As designer and father myself I agree with daz lee!

    Robin
  • great thinking

    ho sou
  • This is nuts. Making a power outlet into a toy is bad enough, but plugs and receptacles are designed to engage solidly to prevent arcing. Placing a spacer between them stops the plug’s prongs from seating properly and creates an immediate hazard. Why not make something useful?

    pushstick
  • “Plugs are not toys!” that’s what I say to my kids.
    Not a good idea at all…

    Fb
  • Daz i’m in full agreement with you, toddlers will pull on the elephant and leave half pulled out sockets in the room!!

    xeob
  • the world really really needed this, right?

    dbkii
  • Is it just me or are mains power cables, plugs and sockets the LAST thing that need to me made “playful”?!

    As a professional working in the Industrial Design industry and a father, I can tell you this is a bad idea! Stop it!

    daz lee
  • ohh so sweet!

    blue

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

design news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
508,290 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine