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Biomimicry / Pushpin

Biomimicry
Biomimicry

The inspiration for this pushpin came to me when I was playing with my cat’s pad. A cat has sharp claws which are usually retracted and sheathed with fur and pads. Their claws are extended and exposed only in times of need. I mimicked this mechanism to design this pushpin. The pin appears as the silicone wall collapses when it is pressed to pin something against a wall. It retracts and forms back to its original shape when it is pulled out. The “push” side is made of solid silicon covering the pushpins plastic handle, and the “pin” side is hollowed with a thin wall providing it to be flexible.

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Fukaya, Toshi

Fukaya, Toshi
Forest Hills, United States