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


the lamp plug becomes an elephant face


the ‘elephant in the room’ with a red plug


the accessory with another plug option


elephant in the room packaging



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  • ohh so sweet!

    blue says:
  • 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 says:
  • the world really really needed this, right?

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

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

    Fb says:
  • 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 says:
  • great thinking

    ho sou says:
  • As designer and father myself I agree with daz lee!

    Robin says:
  • Elephant looks cute. Elephant with plug looks SCARY.

    test says:
  • 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 says:
  • super cute. having a crush on this little elephant!

    vio mio says:
  • As a two year old who put a hair pin in an electric socket, I would suggest you make it look like a Black Spider.. or a really nasty snake. I’m with adz lee.


    JimCan says:
  • I don’t have kids- I want it for myself !! cool thinking!

    gimm says:
  • You do not have to market this to people with kids. I have no kids and I might buy this (especially as an impulse buy).

    Titus Anderson says:
  • Great Idea, nice decoration for a plug which can’t be made unseen- I’will take one ūüėČ

    B.Jones says:
  • Couple of thoughts: 1)Kitch comes to mind. 2)Cord plugs should fully seat – the gap that the elephant head creates? 3)Most plugs are square (here in the US) where most of your market might be.

    Nuge says:
  • Um , sorry to burst the bubble for a few on here who find fault with this design, but the US may be a large market, but i believe this design would suit any socket in Europe and Asia and that is a much much much larger market to have in mind. This design does not make a power socket fun or a toy, it simply makes it decorative. It may be Kitsch, but is certainly is not dangerous. If you are worried about children playing with the socket they A. They should not be unattended at that age and B. They may play with it regardless as they are curious and C. Switch it off so there is no current. Simple.

    Patrick says:

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