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Student Work – Sarah Déry

November 16, 2009 | 15 Comments


Designed by Sarah Déry | Country: Canada

This package was developed to solve the problem of neatly disposing of caught vermin by building the trap itself into a mini, rodent-sized coffin. With a simple slogan atop the box (Oh My God! Mouse Trap) the container can be opened using the lid… or not, for the more squeamish pest catchers among us. Déry designed the trap whilst studying under professor Sylvain Allard at UQAM in Montreal.

No animals were harmed in the making of this packaging.



via UQAM


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15 Responses to “Student Work – Sarah Déry”

  1. Inka Mathew
    November 16th, 2009 @ 7:55 am

    Love it. It handles the problem with good design and a sense of humor. Great job!

  2. pretty
    November 16th, 2009 @ 10:25 am

    “Ignoble”…. AWFUL….

  3. chapolito
    November 16th, 2009 @ 10:56 am

    novel idea….but it seems like a lot of packaging for a disposable item…if we were to use one of these for each rat or mouse then we’re talking about hundreds of millions of these filling the landfills…

  4. sheepshanker
    November 16th, 2009 @ 3:37 pm

    Brilliant! I’ll take ten.
    Oh mon Dieu!
    (I will feed the paper to the
    worms and the mice to the cats.)

  5. Daniel
    November 16th, 2009 @ 10:14 pm

    As a matter of pure practicality, the trap as shown does not have enough clearance for the death bar. It would hit the lid, probably forcing it open, and the death bar would be slowed and thus more likely to terribly injure the mouse but not kill it immediately.

    There are simpler traps that will capture a mouse without injury, allowing it to be relocated to an undeveloped area. (Not to farmland, as it will then be a problem for the farmers.)

    (FWIW, a mouse can be freed without injury from a glue trap by using cooking oil.)

  6. Gianluca Gimini
    November 17th, 2009 @ 1:06 am

    I don’t understand why people are so often this harsh on student works and concepts. Many of you are judging it as if it were a shelf product but it isn’t.
    I think it’s a great concept, funny and clever!

  7. Radka
    November 17th, 2009 @ 6:28 am

    it´s amazing! I like this! :)

  8. Brch
    November 18th, 2009 @ 10:46 am

    la gracia no se debería de perder ni al final de nuestras vidas. magnífico

  9. Chelsey
    November 18th, 2009 @ 3:18 pm

    It’s like a Big Mac box, for my cat.

    V. cute.

  10. Antoine Guédès
    November 21st, 2009 @ 9:04 am

    Really good idea!
    I love it.

  11. horrible haridas
    November 21st, 2009 @ 10:39 am

    ouch i always wonder the state in which rats are found in traps such as these. love the coffin idea though! great work, student!

    in india we mostly have the rat box thingies. rat walks in, struggles with foodbit, catch releases, door snaps shut. no injury. maybe its got to do with the religious significance that rats have in indian culture and mythology.

  12. Lauren
    November 21st, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

    @Sarah Déry, pay no mind to the naysayers on this piece. The design is appreciated for it’s creativity, it’s new, -it’s funny, great job. I second the emotion of Gianluca Gimini, it is very clever, don’t be distracted by criticism that’s not constructive.

    @ Anyone else concerned, the invention of new mouse traps/rat traps and the like as well as the improvement upon them is surprisingly diverse and has been for quite some time. So, get over it.

    @Daniel: I did not know that about the glue traps though. Good to know. Thanks.

  13. ce
    December 1st, 2009 @ 10:42 am

    poor little mouse!


  14. Eliana Gerânio Honório
    June 21st, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    Muito bom!

  15. Reno Martin
    July 7th, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    Great idea… but unpractic… lot of packaing lost!… but bery funny!

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