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2020

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
slide fastener [Magnet Fastener]
Business Owner
YKK CORPORATION
Category
Accessories and personal items
Company
YKK CORPORATION (Japan)
Award Number
20G010030
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2020

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Outline

This universal designed product was developed so that everyone could enjoy fashion. It can be operated easily without even looking at your hand, thus making it suitable for athletes who need to dress up quickly, to kids, seniors, and those with disabilities. We want to make a big difference in the world through our little parts.

Producer

Hisashi Yoneshima, Director, Product Development Division, Slide Fastener Business, YKK CORPORATION

Director

Kazunori Okita, Product Planning Department/ Kiyomasa Segawa, Product Development Division, Slide Fastener Business, YKK CORPORATION

Designer

Yuchen Tung, Kazuo Tamura, Product Development Division, Slide Fastener Business, YKK CORPORATION

More information

https://www.ykk.co.jp/japanese/corporate/g_news/2020/20200219.html

Market release pending
2021/4

Evaluation

Almost everyone has experienced problems doing up or undoing the base of a zip fastener, but this item uses a magnet to make the process simple and our praise for this design is mingled with high hopes for its potential for use in a variety of situations. It is an outstanding product that does not merely use a magnet, but also demonstrates meticulous consideration for such matters as control over the magnetic force to ensure safety.

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