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.

 

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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

 

 

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Great Idea, nice decoration for a plug which can’t be made unseen- I’will take one 😉

    B.Jones
  • 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
  • I don’t have kids- I want it for myself !! cool thinking!

    gimm
  • 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.

    Jim

    JimCan
  • super cute. having a crush on this little elephant!

    vio mio
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