Thus was born, a little masterpiece of local crafts, a valuable piece of design that instills a concept of recycling in an useful and intelligent item.
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.
1_ Stainless steel sheet cut for the production of pots
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.