Seeking to solve the loose cable problem that we can all relate to, Architectural Designer, Makoto Shibuya set out on designing an elegant solution of his own. The architectural inspiration behind Stay is clear, as it elegantly leverages the weight of metals to eliminate any silicone adhesives.
“It isn’t a new problem, there are lots of products on the market,” says Shibuya, “However, I couldn’t find any products that solved the problem elegantly, and I eventually decided to design something myself.”
Traditional phone docks can be bulky, use silicone adhesives, and become outdated with new iterations and updates. Stay seeks to solve that problem with a minimalist and timeless design that leverages the weight of architectural metals and the clever use of internal magnets to keep cables in place. The size, tolerance, strength and location have been resolved carefully so users won’t even know it’s there.
Refined over many iterations, Stay has been carefully crafted to balance form and function. It has been refined down to its simplest form, while maintaining all of its functionality. It is designed to allow easy docking/undocking with one hand, but the real beauty of Stay lies in the calibrated balance between all of the forces that make it work.
The first version of Stay is available in Brass, though Shibuya has already tested stainless steel and copper metals for possible future releases. Stay was designed to dock the Apple lightning cable, however, the dock has a built-in, connecting threshold to accommodate other cables as well.
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