LittleConcepts is bringing the cardboard construction system, Makedo, to Top Drawer in London this year.
Developed by designer Paul Justin in Melbourne, Makedo sees fans use cardboard and the Makedo tools to construct creations from everyday discarded cardboard meaning that in essence there is an infinite supply of building blocks.
The mission statement on the Makedo Facebook page reads:
Makedo strives to support children and adults all over the globe to become 21st-century thinkers!
We believe when people are making and playing freely they are solving problems, exploring new ideas, stretching their imagination, developing new skills, testing their limits, tapping into their instincts, collaborating and innovating.
These are all good things and we want to foster more of it.
The range boasts two main play-sets, the Toolkit 030 and the group play focused Toolset 360. Plus, there are six add-on packs featuring extra parts and tools for fans to use.
“We love the sustainability ethos that comes from the find, re-use and recycle element of utilising discarded cardboard to become a universally available, free and unlimited building block,” said Luke de la Mare, co-founder of LittleConcepts.
“We also believe a big focus in education at the moment is STEM learning and we are seeing more parents looking for a STEM related product to use at home – Makedo fits that bill.”
Top Drawer takes place from September 10th to 12th, 2017, at London’s Olympia.