‘Elephant in the Room’, is a cute but somewhat-controversial electric plug accessory made by designers Idan Noyberg and Gal Bulka. The little plastic elephant serves as a playful façade for the common power outlet by covering up the wall jack and using whatever cord is plugged in as its trunk. It makes for a more aesthetically-pleasing and fun way to cover up an otherwise intimidating hole in the wall.
But many are saying ‘playful’ should be the last thing to describe a power outlet. Little children and their curious minds will be drawn to that adorable, tiny elephant on the wall, increasing the risk of electrocution. If any animal should be designed to cover up a power outlet, some are saying that something more menacing – like a spider – would help in keeping children away from harm.
What do you think? Design yay or nay for the ‘Elephant in the Room’?
Via Design Boom