Born in 1975. Earned a master’s degree in organic chemistry after studying at Kyoto University and Yale University. Started a career as a designer after working as a researcher at a pharmaceutical company. While working as a Senior Designer on many different products for the Southern-California based RKS Design, he also started “O-lab” in 2009. O-lab’s mission is to use design to bring excitement to everyday life, and its motto is “little ‘oh...’ big ‘oh!’”
Designer Comment :
With over 100 years of history, the familiar tool known as the paper clip is very useful for organizing papers or cards. When I designed this product, I thought that it might be amusing to see the familiar shape of a paper clip appear to be growing out of your desk. Plus, this gave it new functionality, allowing it to be used for decoration as well as organization.