Japanese design studio Nendo has designed an easy-to-use skipping rope for children. Odomo TV is a children’s TV program in Japan where experts from various fields come face-to-face with the ideas of “free-thinking” children to ignite imagination and find solutions to everyday problems. Examples include children’s humming being turned into music by professional musicians, and actors improvising a play based on a nonsensical story and event created by children.
The handles are in the shape of an easy to grasp and non-slip square ring, joined together into a single object by firmly fitting the right and left handles. The string can then be effortlessly wound up like a yoyo.
In this way, the handles themselves serve as a slim storage case to be carried around without the fear of the rope accidentally unwinding.
Images: Akihiro Yoshida