re-design – daily products of the 21st century
‘toilet paper’ answered by Shigeru Ban for Designing Design by Kenya Hara (pp. 26-29)
W110 x D110 x H115 mm
Architect Shigeru Ban was given the subject of toilet paper. known for his use of paper to construct permanent buildings, for his ‘re-design’, Ban transformed the typically round core of a toilet paper roll into a square. Though simple in its approach, the new design offered resistance, reducing the consumption of resources while also sending out a message to economize.
When packing the square rolls, they fit together more seamlessly saving space upon transportation and storage.