Japanese design studio Nendo reinvented the basic tool of one of the most popular games of humanity, the soccer ball, in the spirit of social responsibility.
The components of the ball are shipped in disassembled states in compact packages—after assembling its parts it doesn’t differ from the traditional balls in terms of either function or looks, except for the fact that it cannot be inflated. This very same quality provides a much longer service life to the ball, and its broken elements can be replaced quickly and easily.
For children living in the poorest areas of the world, sport is a huge opportunity to escape poverty. The studio developed their ball inspired by the traditional Japanese woven bamboo ball to support these impoverished communities.