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clam / Product for dog excrements


The concept “clam” enables the user to pick up dog excrements without getting in touch indirectly through a piece of foil and without the resulting disgust.
“clam” is depending on the tension of its material. Releasing the buckle opens up the claw. After picking up dog excrements, “clam” is locked by means of the buckle forming a container to transport the excrements. “clam” is equipped with a bag in order to prevent its contamination.
In order to get the required tension, the claw is produced in its open state by means of using ABS and die casting.
Due to its elegant, shell-like shape it is possible to show the tool insted of hiding it.


Hochschule Coburg

Hochschule Coburg
Integriertes Produktdesign
Coburg, Germany

Prof. Wolfgang Schabbach


Rathmann & Breun

Rathmann & Breun
Coburg, Germany

Julian Rathmann, Thomas Breun