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Hang your string / needle

Hang your string
Hang your string

Since the Neolithic Age, human race has been using a needle with a hole.
Somehow we have developed a sterotype, "Needle=something that has a hole", and it has restricted the shape of needle. The essence of a needle is just a tool to hang a string.
There are several problems caused by the hole on a needle. The hole is small, and the string is narrow. Because of that everyone experiences certain difficulty using it. I wanted to tackle this classic problem. Escaping from the existence of hole, I suggest a new design of needle that best serves the need to hang a string on the needle.

University

HongIk UNIV.

HongIk UNIV.
Jocjiwon, South Korea

Design

HongIk UNIV.

HongIk UNIV.
Jocjiwon, South Korea

Young Jae Kim, Jum Bum Park