Teddy bag - INDEX: Design to Improve Life

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Teddy bag - INDEX: Design to Improve Life

Teddy bag

François Verez

Ane Eguiguren


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INDEX

A project for:

INDEX:DESIGN

CHALLENGE

11/2010

1. INTRODUCTION

2. WHAT IS TEDDY BAG

3. TEDDY’S LIFE

3.1. Raw Materials

3.2. Production process

3.3. Use

4. WHAT DOES TEDDY BAG BRING

TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

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1.

INTRO-

DUCTION

WHY DO WE PARTICIPATE IN INDEX: DESIGN CHALLENGE.

We found that the contest was an opportunity to think

about a product whose purpose was not intended for

financial gain. It was also an opportunity to create affordable

and socially responsible objects for the developing

countries, especially to improve education. In our opinion,

education is the basis for the develpment of a country.

The principal purpose was to use design to help and create

useful products.

WHY DID WE CHOOSE THE OPEN CHALLENGE.

We wanted to make something moral and emotionally

rewarding, instead of something technical. We started

thinking about why children want to go to school and how

do they take pleasure in it. We decided to create an useful

object that at the same time would have an emotional

bond with the child.

We all know how much children like school equipment;

the new pencil for the back to school, the old school bag

they get attached to... The kid’s studying equipment is as

important as the place where he studies.

So our aim was to create an “emotionally living” object

that motivate children to study at school and at home.

We have created an object that allows the kid work anywhere

and that is his education partner.


2.

WHAT IS

TEDDY BAG

TEDDY BAG IS A CONCEPT OF SCHOOL FURNITURE/

EQUIPMENT FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

It is an school bag that

turns into a desk.

Allows children carry

all what they need to

study; in school, at

home or anywhere.

Teddy bag

It is made by cardboard

so it is light.

Its simple production

process makes

possible to produce

it easily in developing

countries.


3.

TEDDY’S

LIFE

1. RAW MATERIALS

Everything is recovered:

WHERE DO THESE MATERIALS COME FROM

TYPOLOGIES OF MUNICIPAL WASTE COLLECTION AND

TREATMENT BY COUNTRY INCOME

The attitude to waste and

waste treatments varies significantly

between countries

and depends on their history,

their culture and their

geography.

An abstract of 2006 World Waste Survey

Veolia environmental service.

For the moment in developing countries there is less waste

than in the developed ones, but it is estimated that the

quantity of waste will increase with their development. This

way, products like Teddy bag can be a way to educate them

in reusing waste. As we can see in the second diagram, even

the developed countries are not used to reuse waste. And

the most used treatment is always the controlled landfill or

incineration for the asiatic developed countries.

MUNICIPAL WASTE TREATMENT BREAKDOWN IN

A SELECTED NUMBER OF COUNTRIES (AS %)

Both diagrams extracted from:

An abstract of 2006 World

Waste Survey

Veolia environmental service.

Cardboard boxes

Plastic bags


In the past, humans regarded their

resources as rare, knowing that

their demands outweighed supply.

Everything available had to be

used and almost nothing went to

waste. Due to limited techniques,

natural resources remained largely

unexploited and all types of

waste had to be recycled.

An abstract of 2006 World Waste Survey

Veolia environmental service

2. PRODUCTION PROCESS

FOR THE BAG:

1

3

Recover cardboard boxes

(corrugated, 5mm of thickness)

2

4

Draw the plan on the cardboard

Cut, fold and glue* the cardboard

* we can glue with white glue or with a mixture of

starch and therebentine alcohol (more ecological)

Put craft paper tape in every corner

in order to fill in all the gaps

9x

5 6

3x

Marl

a mix of calcium

carbonate and clay

Water

6x

1x

White

glue

Linen oil

Apply a mixture* that will then allow painting

* we can also use starch and therebentine

alcohol to create the mixture (more ecological)

7 8

Apply acrylic paint*

* we can also use potatoes and

pigments to create the paint

VARNISH

Apply varnish*

* we can also use shellac and alcohol

to create the varnish (more ecological)

RESULT:

A COLORED AND WATER

RESISTANT* CARDBOARD OBJECT

* can resist to the rain and exterior humidity


FOR THE BAG:

The bag has three parts

PART 2: STOOL

11

3

24

PART 1: SCHOOL BAG

7

27 5

7

11

15

20

36,5

15

20

27 13 13 27 13 13 27

Scale 1:10

10

10

How to build it:

18

12

18

This is the original

drawing and it could be

built from one or several

cardboard sheets

5

27

Scale 1:10

How to build it:

PART 3: TABLE

How to build it:

1

2,5

velcro clasp

2

15

water bottle tops

as protectors

36 27

x2

31

7

26

21

Scale 1:10


The chair

With its accordion shape it can easily

resist up to 60kg.

The table

The cardboard sheet which allows to build the

table permits to carry and protect some paper

sheets. This table includes also a little space to

keep some pencils stable.

The school bag

It has space to carry the table and some school

material; as a ring binder, with some books.


FOR THE HANDLES:

1

2

Recover plastic bags

(a plastic bag is enough for two handles,

one meter each)

Cut the plastic bags creating

a long thread

3

4

RESULT:

VERY RESISTANT AND

SUSTAINABLE WAY TO REUSE

PLASTIC BAGS, WHICH POLLUTE

THE LANDSCAPE

Knit the plastic thread creating a mesh


3. USE

THE SCHOOL BAG ALLOWS CARRYING

UP TO 10KG OF WEIGHT

THE SCHOOL DESK ENCOURAGES SHARING


Colorama


3.

WHAT DOES TEDDY

BAG BRING TO

DEVELOPING

COUNTRIES

AND YOU CAN ALSO MAKE

YOUR OWN DESIGN!

Teddy Bag can be easily produced in the country without any

complicated tools or machines.

This fact creates work that can be executed by anybody,

without needing any specific formation.

This type of products help creating small business and participate

in the development of the community. The sustainable aspect of

Teddy Bag (no costs in raw material and very simple production

process) makes it a very accesible product.

Moreover, its easy production makes possible to adapt its dimensions

to different ages.

Teddy Bag carries the idea of making a large collection of cardboard

made school equipment.

MArie

Marie’s example


Yes we bag!

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