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Nendo studio designs a tangle-proof skipping rope for children

August 30, 2019

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.

Nendo skipping ropeA compact and easy to carry skipping rope was created by Nendo based on the challenge “when putting away skipping rope they often get tangled” given from the 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.

To use, the handles can be simply pulled apart. The rope then naturally falls out and untangles on its own without having to unwind it.

Images: Akihiro Yoshida

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