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2010

GOOD DESIGN|中小企業庁長官賞

Award-winning item
Step stool [METAPHYS lucano 3-Step]
Business Owner
Hasegawa kogyo co.,ltd.
Domain/Category
Living - Sundries and Household Goods
Company
HASEGAWA KOGYO CO.,LTD. (Japan)
Award Number
10B01020
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2010

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Outline

A typical stepping stool is often put away somewhere when not in use, but this is a problem here because this one is not particularly small. The Metaphys lucano 3-step, with an exterior frame designed to fit in with interiors, was conceived as a stepping stool that can be displayed when not in use, rather than hidden. Users can grab the handle to climb, work in high places and descend safely. There is also a series built around this model, using components common to the Metaphys lucano two-step stool and using the same form to achieve a three-step type with greater safety.

Producer

HASEGAWA KOGYO Co., Ltd. YOSHITAKA HASEGAWA

Director

chiaki murata, hers experimental design laboratory inc.

Designer

chiaki murata, hers experimental design laboratory inc.

More information

http://www.hasegawa-kogyo.co.jp

Market release pending
2010/8/1

Evaluation

The stool, which is hard to store when not in use, was beautified design-wise (in shape, material, etc.) to coordinate with the user's interior, starting from the concept of making the stool into an object you "display." The product has a minimalist form (with no screws, etc. standing out) and refined appearance, with close attention paid to even the smallest part. The stool is steady and strong, eliminating shaking, while the handle lets the user stand securely even on the highest step. The attractive product strikes a good balance between function and appearance.

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