Product spotlight: Rogz Grinz ball by Porky Hefer

Is that dog gloriously happy to see me? Or is it the friendliest way ever to play catch with your pooch?

Why play catch with your best friend using an ordinary ball when you can add an element of smiley playfulness to his favourite beach game? The Rogz Grinz ball, designed by Porky Hefer, features large grinning teeth ensuring your pet always delights you (and others) with a warm, hearty smile! 

Debuted at Hefer's talk at Design Indaba Conference 2012, this novelty item epitomises the innovation and sharp wit inherent in Porky Hefer’s designs.

Watch Porky Hefere's talk at Design Indaba Conference here >

About Porky Hefer

Porky Hefer focusses on conceptual precepts that manifest in 3D forms, in a variety of executions from public sculptures to product and furniture design. Fascinated by the reactions and energy a piece can generate, he embraces Africa and the skills and processes that are readily available indigenously, rather than trying to emulate foreign processes.

Hefer is one of South Africa’s most awarded creative people, having spent some 16 years working in advertising. BMW, American Express, Nike, Coca-Cola and Durex are just some of the big brands he has worked on. In 2007 Hefer established the creative collective Animal Farm. He currently works as Porky Hefer Design where he strives to produce work that elicits a smile and sticks in your head.

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