055 Do Not Cross

Designed by: Jonathan Mak

Design Trust Affiliation: DTFS 2018 Mentee


Following social distancing precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic, many have had to adjust to working from home. Having formed a leg-crossing habit during earlier periods of working from home, Jonathan Mak has designed a device that prevents one from crossing their legs when sitting for a prolonged period of time.

Very much a homemade concept, the prototype involves the adaptation of simple at-home materials, including two rubber bands and a pair of slippers. In developing the prototype into a more “designed” and distributable final object, instructional graphics have been printed on thick cardboard, produced with the help of flip & roll press, a print studio based in Hong Kong. 

Image Credit: Jonathan Mak

Website: Jonathan Mak