sarah dery: mousetrap
sarah dery: mousetrap
aug 27, 2009

sarah dery: mousetrap




as the saying goes ‘build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.’ while this mousetrap by sarah dery doesn’t improve the functionality of the product it does attempt to treat the killing of the mouse with more respect. dery created this unique mousetrap package after noting the close relationship between mice and people and the brutal nature of mousetraps. her design solution was a cardboard trap which is shaped like an iconic coffin. this serves the function of being easier to handle while treating the dead animal with respect. the final package can then be buried. dery designed the trap while studying under professor sylvain allard at UQAM in montreal, and don’t worry no animals were harmed in the making.



sarah dery: mousetrap



sarah dery: mousetrap



sarah dery: mousetrap



  • Do you know where you can buy them?

  • Sarah , that is verry cool idea ! speacialy for the pepole that do not want to see mouse die in front of them ..
    We should use this desing , from know.


  • Does it come with a funeral pyre? Are small granite headstones next? Death to a rat with dignity – and he/she looks so natural! How about little open back suits/dresses to dress him/her up for a wake/visitation with open casket? But, who would come? RATS!

    White Egg 09.05.09
  • sick. as in nasty.

  • Rat killer, this is not respect, this is humilliation for the animal.

    Mr. Machete
  • lol… this is wicked!

    dig it man. I dig it.

  • Brilliant piece of work from a communications point of view – But does it work? You might see half-rat-half-coffin hybrids running around your house!


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