Marc Thorpe Design
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Cooper Hewitt

Marc Thorpe was invited to design a limited edition product for the reopening of the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York City. The brief asked for a tool for living. Marc Thorpe and his team asked the question, what is the perfect tool and attempt to redesign it. The answer was a paperclip.

The paperclip, named the Deleuze Clip, inspired by the writing of French philosopher Gille Deleuze. responds to the traditional form and functionality of the paperclip but synthesizes the structure into a uniform body by activating a “folding” point or point of inflection.

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