Clikclax: design that clicks
Leading Australian designer Zahava Elenberg launches an innovative new mobile solution to staying apart while working together
As the world contemplates a return to public spaces, one of Australia’s top design minds has developed a smart solution to the challenge of physical distancing. Offering an affectionate design nod to the cult Playplax children’s design toy of the 1970s, Clikclax is the innovative Perspex brainchild of award-winning, Melbourne-based entrepreneur and designer, Zahava Elenberg. As co-founder of storied architecture firm Elenberg Fraser, and founder of furniture and fit-out company Move-in, Elenberg is known as a master of great design.
Like all of the world’s best inventions, Clikclax was born out of necessity; initially conceived as a post- pandemic return solution for Move-in’s open-plan Melbourne office. Once she nailed the prototype, Elenberg says the system’s broad functionality and adaptability soon became apparent. Clikclax is a colourful, fun design-based answer to the deeply unimaginative sneeze-guards that have become ubiquitous since the arrival of COVID-19. Elenberg explains, “Not only has Clikclax been designed to enhance the look of a space, it’s also super fun to put together and infinitely customisable, with a life of its own — much like the game that inspired it.”
She adds, “Clikclax isn’t just for offices, it’s for any communal space; anywhere people want to come together but need to keep safely apart. It’s fun and functional and flexible.” Customisable and flexible enough to be installed on desks, countertops and workspaces of different sizes, Clikclax can be adapted to fit a range of applications and settings. Light enough to be transportable, the clever instant spacing system consists of a series of 10 interlocking Perspex sheets of varying shapes and sizes, plus six bases that all combine to create an easily assembled kit.
Made in Australia from Perspex, Clikclax kits are available to purchase online and come in a range of colours — from bright Flouro and hyper-minimal Clear kits to colourways inspired by the Australian bush. Customised options are also available. Notably, the brand is donating $5 from every online sale to one of a series of Australian charities, with the first month’s donations going to WWF’s Adopt a Koala appeal.