Monday, September 24, 2007

Stapler of the Week Archive- MUJI stapler

MUJI stapler plastic and metal closed (top) and open (bottom)

Building on last week's staplers in Japan connection, here's a neat little compact fastener from MUJI. When not in use, a slight adjustment enables it to become even more compact as seen in the top illustration above. The MUJI "basic principle is to develop new simple products at reasonable prices by making the best use of materials while considering environmental issues." Now that's a pretty good principle, saving the environment and such with good design.

My wife was familiar with MUJI long before I was keen on office supplies. She first bought MUJI products in the basement of Selfridges & Co in London and then later shopped at one of the many the MUJI stores. I only mention this because a store is set to open in New York City this fall. I may acquire some more MUJI myself.

This particular example was a gift to the Stapler of the Week from one Aki Shibata, a
MUJI disciple from Japan to Minnesota. Just a reminder...donate a stapler to the collection and you may get a mention.

Excerpt from the Stapler of the Week, September 24, 2007.


Charlie said...

What an amazing blog.

I think you should check out the stapler that was just shortlisted in the Muji Awards 03.

Anonymous said...

I own the portable Muji stapler and would like to buy refills in bulk, but I can't find any information on what size they actually are. Do you know?