It is a “Dual Jaw” cloth line peg with its average life increased two-folds, reduced carbon footprint, easy re-cyclability and better usability.
Winner of Organic Award 2007, San Francisco CA and the Red Dot Award 2010.
Clips that are regularly available in the market are either made of plastic or wood with a metal spring attached to it. The plastic gets brittle lying out in the sun and therefore the clip breaks apart. The metal spring gathers rust and eventually tends to leave rust marks on the clothes.
The Clip is designed to be a single piece injection molded component in recycled plastic with reduced number of components. Its primary innovation is the possibility of being hanged by both of its extremities.
Unifying Form & Function
The fundamental configuration of the common cloth line clip has been altered in this design. In the regular clips, the clamp and hinge goes parallel to each other where as in this case the area (surface) which is holding the cloth and the area (cross section) which is acting as hinge is perpendicular to each other, which acts as a stiffener. It leaves no rust marks on clothes, as there is no metal component.
The product is a single piece injection molded component in recycled plastic with reduced number of components. Its primary innovation is the possibility of being hanged by both of its extremities. Hence, the user does not need to check the jaw side every time he/she is hanging the laundry. Moreover, one needs to only slide this clip over the cloth, hung on the line, and does not require applying any pressure. The geometry of the Clip + the flexibility of the material (LDPE) allow it to do so. This attribute is of great help to the aged / arthritic people.
Advantage by Design
It is intended that the Clip slides over the garment and cloth line, rather than open and close spring-like as most clips do.
During any heavy wind flow, a regular clip will try to come to equilibrium and hence may jump out of the line. But this clip will smoothly slide over, but will never leave the line. Clip is simple, no moving parts, suited to less dexterous fingers and made from recycled plastic.
Indian customer has an irresistible propensity towards stretching the usage of any product more than its expected life. The dual jaw design of this clip not only creates interest in it but also doubles up its life. If one jaw is damaged, the other jaw still remains functional.
Less priced than the existing clips. Due to reduced number of components and subsequently lesser number of operations involved in production process.
‘Clip’ is the manifestation of my imagination of a world with interesting artifacts, which not only look good but also have a definite function to perform.
I call it – Useful Art _ PAUL SANDIP, Designer & Innovator
The Clip was awarded with the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2010, which is a recognized international seal for excellence in design innovation.