DKOR WINS MOST HUMANITARIAN AWARD
This year’s Festival of the Tree’s theme was titled “Design for the other 90%”. The jurors asked the participating designers to consider the other 90% of the world that has limited access to design, technology, materials goods and even basic necessites for survival such as food, water, shelter and safety.
Through design Dkor Interiors has sought to bring the holidays to the children that live under such circumstances so as to bring them the sense of joy and hope that this season is meant to be all about. We envisioned materials for toys must be scarce in these communities so we thought – how can we make a toy out of the simplest of materials that could easily be replicated?
Origami, requiring simply square paper and instructions is a perfect method to employ under these conditions. Furthermore, in Japan there is a standing tradition that when someone of a family becomes sick as a dedication towards his well being and peace family members fold 1,000 paper cranes. So as a symbol of hope and dedication for the happiness of these children we created a flock of paper cranes, Japanese ‘tsuru’, flying together towards freedom.
We proudly received the Award for Most Humanitarian Tree of 2010.