The Makedo connector system makes creating projects from scrap material easy, fun and sustainable.
Makedo is a reusable connector system for creating objects and spaces from scrap materials and waste. Makedo emerged from a group of people committed to inspiring social change through playful creativity. Makedo is designed to encourage users to add new value to objects that might otherwise be regarded as waste.
Makedo is comprised of three simple parts: a connector, a hinge and a construction tool.
An ethic of re-usability is the core principle behind this product. Unlike bits of tape or glue, usually used in the crafty projects that Makedo inspires, Makedo components can be used again and again.
From costumes to dollhouses, boats to toys, Makedo allows quick and easy crafting for people of all ages. Not only is Makedo an excellent source of learning and building for children, I could see these kits being quite handy in any design studio or class for making quick sketch models.
A major guideline for any environmentally conscious product is to limit the materials used, allowing ease of disassembly and recycling. Although Makedo's components are made of plastic, all pieces are made from one flexible yet durable material (Nylonn 6,6). Makedo also has a take-back program to ensure all pieces can be recycled at the end of the product's life.
Makedo maintains a commitment to environmentally friendly practices by mailing components in a tube that is also designed to function as the storage container for all parts.
Makedo received several awards in 2010, including accolades from the Good Design Awards, Red Dot Design Award and the I.D. 2010 Annual Design Review.
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