GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2014

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Pencil Sharpener [Sumo]
Business Owner
urban prefer
Category
Personal belongings, Lifestyle goods
Company
YOW DESIGN INC. (Taiwan)
Award Number
14G020088
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2014

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Outline

Sumo is a pencil sharpeners with much safer operation and universal design.

Producer

urban prefer

Director

YOW! design

Designer

YOW! design

More information

http://www.urbanprefer.com/

Market release pending
2014/12/30

Evaluation

A pencil sharpener with a tender shape. Its soft triangular shape like a rice ball is easy to hold and use even for a child's small hands. The crumb drawer and the handle are placed on the same side. This little idea simply solves a common problem allowing the drawer to open when carrying a pencil sharpener. It is not just a design with a cute shape, but also it comes from a perspective of the details in our life and considerations for usability. The original pencil lock function uses 30% less parts compared to conventional items, where consideration for the environment is also highly valued.

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