For INDEX: Design to Improve Life.
Children in third world countries constantly struggle to find their balance in life as they are forced to sacrifice their education in order to provide the basic necessities for their family.
The essential mat was therefore conceived as a solution to resolve these educational and work issues for INDEX: Design to Improve Life challenge, a world organization affiliated with UNICEF that advocates and promotes design excellence for humanitarian efforts.
A cost effective and highly convertible mat made up of locally recycled materials such as organic cotton fibre and steel for the bendable mesh, the essential mat’s transportable basket mode helps reduce the children’s travel time between home, work and school so that they can have an education while doubling as a comfortable mat to sit on, wherever their school situation may be.
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