Swingline ultimate grip stapler: 2008 - Tres Design
Of all the stapler projects we did for Acco-Swingline, this was the most open and creatively un-restrained. For my exploration I made a concept that was basically the top half of one of their staplers mated with the base from another, a radical petal based organic form, an ultra-masculine hard-line version where the hinge was exaggerated & made from formed sheet metal, and a concept inspired by a spray bottle which would sit on your desk in the orientation that would place it in your hand with the idea use grip. The final direction was closer to the previous low-force & plier versions than any of my far-out concepts.