moby stapler by hagai zakai for monkey business moby stapler by hagai zakai for monkey business
sep 11, 2013

moby stapler by hagai zakai for monkey business

moby stapler by hagai zakai for monkey business
all images courtesy of monkey business




the design process for the quirky ‘moby stapler’ by israeli designer hagai zakai was based on the following question:


‘staplers have mouths.. what kind of animals are they? big.. fish?, whales! and whales have big bellies and ribs like the ribs used in plastic. I should use the space inside.. how about storing staples? then you wouldn’t have to look for them every time it runs out!’


available from monkey business, the whale shaped stapler, complete with a head for storage is a fun and practical addition to either the home or office.



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designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

  • Well, this is simple, great to look at and incredibly useful.
    Especially when you are in a rush to find your extra staples – and it makes me smile.


    Ron Smith says:
  • isn’t this idea just stolen from a kickstarter campaign from a while back?

    shane says:
  • Beautiful product design, great work!

    Octopus Web Design says:
  • very cute! I love it. 🙂 thanks for showing the process.

    nola says:
  • This is almost exactly the “whale stapler” kickstarter project…even down to the really low-fi prototypes.

    Dave says:

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