Beautifully Simple Staple-less Paper Holding Solution

Once in a while I would come across a design idea that is just pure brilliance, I just have to share it here with you. The sheer simplicity of the solution is just mind boggling. So much so that it sends tingles down my spine. Furthermore, when you start to bring the potential environmental impact into the picture, you can really see that this is just “great design” in action.
Design Engineer Sherwood Forlee has come up with this very clever staple-less paper holding solution. Just cut the slot, fold back the edge and tuck it under the back of the paper. Check out step by step process below and the rest of her fantastic work here.









Via: My friends at Yanko Design.

5 Comments
  • Khaled

    January 30, 2009 at 9:47 pm Reply

    Great idea would be interesting to see how many sheets of paper the solution will hold. very good idea for documents also as often when you send them off they need to be photocopied and hence the staple removed which sometimes damages the corner of the paper. Will be good to see if something like this comes on the market. P.s. She is a he (Sherwood Forlee).

  • Paul

    February 4, 2009 at 8:42 pm Reply

    What an excellent idea, now all we industrial designers have to do is design a device that cuts the hole nicely to promote the idea.

  • mr and mrs smith

    February 16, 2009 at 3:11 am Reply

    that’s it, i’m implementing change across the office! so simple, yet so effective. simplicity is best.

  • Erik

    February 18, 2009 at 10:13 am Reply

    Fantastic idea. I wonder if there is a device that can do the slicing and folding all in one…?

  • js

    February 19, 2009 at 2:41 pm Reply

    the thought process of this designer is a class above! would be nice to see something like that on the market, he/she should get it mass produced, so that no cutting device is needed to make that slot (or maybe a staney blade is all you need).

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