Clippe - 3 pack strong steel clips
IN 1967 IPAC PATENTED “THE STAINLESS STEEL CLOTHESPIN” DERIVING IT FROM TRIANGULAR SCRAPS RESULTING FROM THE MOLDING OF POTS.
In 2010, the original stainless steel clip has been transformed into a series of coordinated objects, the Clippe; quirky, amusing, practical and multi-purpose recognizable today as true icons of Italian Design.
We start from a coil of stainless steel (coil).
The coil is inserted in a molding machine for cookware or covers: when the piece is printed, a waste ribbon of steel remains. With the discs cut from the coil pots, lids, etc are printed.
… This is the waste tape.
The tape is then sliced into smaller pieces.
Around here we get the “triangles” in which are further cut the silhouettes of clippe.
Attention: the waste material is not to be lost anyway because it is recovered for recycling.
And here: from each triangle one of the two parts of the Clippe is obtained.
Every part is molded to give three-dimensional shape and to allow the assembly of two parts together with a spring.
… And here’s the Clippe."