mr. wilson towel holder by loony design

posted by the scholar on October 21st, 2008
filed under: design, home accessories, humor

I think this little suction cup wall hook, designed by Dominik Langhammer for Germany’s intriguing Loony Design, is terrifically useful as well as cute and hilarious. And the fact that its name is Mr. Wilson just makes me laugh even harder — so formal! As you can see, it’s made out of a tennis ball and has most excellent grommet eyes. The functional mouth serves to hold your hand towel, keychain, magic bean collection – or whatever else you think could fit in his mighty mouth.

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FYI, Loony Design is a joint project of the Industrial Design degree course at the State Academy for Fine Arts in Stuttgart and the Evangelical Charitable Mission in Baden. Students from the Academy develop exclusive designs for everyday objects, which are produced by people with mental disorders living and working in centers run by the mission. That’s quite a provocative name for this venture if you ask me, but the collaboration has produced many other playful and functional design work.

Loony ships within Germany and also to other EU countries if you are over on the continent. If you’re in the States, try the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. And see a lot more for yourself right here on the Loony Design site.


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    very clever! and super cute 🙂

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    LOVE.

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    who made this towel holder

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