The O-Pin is a new way of thinking of push pin in a safe manner while maintaining the manufacturing method efficient. It was inspired by the inhaling and exhaling of a lung, the breathing motion, inward and outward. The concept revolves around the issue of how the needle for a push pin is exposed and in a harm way for anyone who has blindly reached for a pin. How the design works? The O-pin stays in a cylindrical/cone shape until you apply pressure, causing the 3 integrated living hinges to bow out exposing the needle creating a sculptural and snowflake-like aesthetic.
The idea for quick manufacturing methods would be explained in the design, the pin sits at a 5-degree angle for a simple Injection Mold for fast production. The O-Pin can also be used for playful decor and light-hearted hanging of objects rather than used in a professional business type of setting, but does not limit itself to it either.
Designer : Scott Young
Tuvie has received “O-Pin Push Pin” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.