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New angle on stapler pins / Stapler pins

New angle on stapler pins
New angle on stapler pins

Context:
A simple staple pin, which is used to hold paper together, usually at the corner or sides, has remained same for long time and does not bring some kind of new shape or user experience.

Idea / Concept:
We tried to create a new angle to the staple pins by going beyond the usual shape to bring some beauty and distinctive experience to it.

There are two concepts - Corner staples and Curved. The beauty of corner staple is it matches perfectly to the edges of the paper and looks in unison to the paper. While the other shape is a soft and subtle curved which in some way represent a smiling face and looks elegant when pinned to the paper.

University

Aalto University

Aalto University
Helsinki, Finland

Amar Nath Shaw,
Aalto University

Huiyang Yu,
Aalto University

Mikko Heiskanen,
Aalto University