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Excella® Flat / Fastening element

Excella® Flat

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

We aimed to overhaul the entire zipper design, to create something solid and high-quality like a watch strap. By devising a way to smoothen element engagement despite smaller inter-element gaps, we perfected a luxury zipper with a sense of flatness and seamlessness. This revolutionary design establishes the zipper as a luxurious embellishment, rather than just a fastening device. New technology is used to achieve high-quality operability to match the external beauty. The complex shape is created using new die-cutting and attachment methods. Flexibility is achieved by an optimal balance between esthetics and strength.

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2014

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME other period:: 6 years

  • TARGET REGIONS Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, South America

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User, Trade / Industry

  • ASSESMENT CRITERIA Aesthetics, Innovation

Client / Manufacturer

YKK EUROPE

YKK ITALIA S. p. A.
Pero, Italy

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YKK EUROPE

YKK CORPORATION
Tokyo, Japan

Futoshi Kozato

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KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN

KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN
Tokyo, Japan

Ken Okuyama