Toggle Toggle
by Dong-yeop Han


South Korean designer Dong-yeop Han has created a series of storage boxes with duffle-coat toggles as fastenings.

Toggle Toggle by Dong-yeop Han

The Toggle Toggle boxes each feature two maple doors on the front, fastened with three plastic toggles in either sky blue or green. The string and patch are made from leather.

Toggle Toggle by Dong-yeop Han

"I was inspired by seeing people who were wearing a duffle coat and fastening the toggles to protect their body in the cold winter," says Dong-yeop Han. "As people put their belongings inside this 'toggle box', they can be protected and stored safely."

Toggle Toggle by Dong-yeop Han

Han, who specialises in woodworking, studied furniture design at Hongik University in Seoul.

Toggle Toggle by Dong-yeop Han

We've featured lots of storage units on Dezeen, including this colourful modular system and a bookcase that features hidden tables and chairs.

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Photography is by Cho Neulhae.

  • Lottuz

    Oh that’s a brilliant idea for transforming a familiar thing. Oh my god super awesome!

  • design arcade

    Funny idea!

  • mlk

    Great idea, but I cannot imagine everyday use of those, except putting on a fridge to prevent overeating :)

  • noes'

    Nothing new. Nice execution though.

  • Concerned Citizen

    What makes this newsworthy? It's completely unremarkable.

  • may

    So cute :)

  • douglas

    No word of a lie, I had this idea about six weeks ago. Clearly this designer thought of it first as he’s obviously been working on this for some time. But, does this mean ideas travel through the cosmos hitch-hiking to radio waves or something, picked up and deciphered by our brains? I swear its the first time I saw this.