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Silicone pushpin / pushpin

Silicone pushpin
Silicone pushpin

As a design student always dealing with pushpins to pin up sketches and presentation, it often stings when I collect a pile of them in my hand. One day, I was observing my cat and found an interesting relation to how they retract their nails and an idea for a safer pushpin. I came to this biomimicry idea of making a pushpin which feels like pebbles in your hand and only expose the nail when in use. The nail comes out of its silicone body as you press against a wall. When you pull it out of the wall, the silicone body will cover back the nail.

University

Parsons The New School For Design

Parsons The New School For Design
New York, United States

Design

Parsons The New School For Design

Parsons The New School For Design
New York, United States

Toshi Fukaya