Designed in Hackney: Non-lethal mousetraps by Roger Arquer

Designed in Hackney: Non-lethal mousetrapsby Roger Arquer

Designed in Hackney: next up in our showcase of local designers is Roger Arquer and his non-lethal mousetraps, first published on Dezeen in 2007 and still one of our most-clicked stories of all time.

Designed in Hackney: Non-lethal mousetraps by Roger Arquer

Modelled here by gerbils, the traps make small modifications to household objects like a pint glass, bottle or plant pot using springs, wing-nuts and paperclips.

Designed in Hackney: Non-lethal mousetraps by Roger Arquer

They're now in production with Thorsten Van Elten, who’s based in neighbouring Tower Hamlets.

Designed in Hackney: Non-lethal mousetraps by Roger Arquer

Read more about the project in our earlier story or in the Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12.

Designed in Hackney: Non-lethal mousetraps by Roger Arquer

See all our stories about Arquer's work here, including a set of adapted fish bowls that were also very popular with our readers. We filmed this interview with Arquer last autumn when he took part in Dezeen Platform at Dezeen Space.

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Like Dezeen, Arquer's studio is in Stoke Newington.


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Designed in Hackney is a Dezeen initiative to showcase world-class architecture and design created in the borough, which is one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as being home to Dezeen’s offices. We’ll publish buildings, interiors and objects that have been designed in Hackney each day until the games this summer.

More information and details of how to get involved can be found at www.designedinhackney.com.