pascal charmolu: fly swatter
pascal charmolu: fly swatter pascal charmolu: fly swatter
oct 01, 2011

pascal charmolu: fly swatter

‘fly swatter’ by pascal charmolu  image courtesy of born in sweden

french born, sweden-based designer pascal charmolu of born in sweden has exhibited his new interpretation of the traditional fly swatter at the fall edition of maison et objet 2011. ironically using the form of insect wings as the formal idea behind the design, the two flaps snap together, increasing the force upon impact. to continue with the visual satire, the way in which it is packaged places the device in the shape of a fly. however, the tool has more than just a whimsical purpose since the holes on the surface allow for air to flow through, heightening the speed of the swat. when not in use, the two sides act as legs so the apparatus can be stored vertically.

available in a variety of colors  image courtesy of born in sweden

to make the movement even more visually pleasing, the swatter is available in four colors. although its purpose is to kill insects, it’s kind to the environment by using impact resistant recyclable plastic.

stands upright on wings  image © designboom 

detail of wings image © designboom 

packaging  image © designboom 

pascal charmolu at maison et objet image © designboom 

  • i don’t look any more cool owning this fly swatter than NOT owning this fly swatter. i’d be more cool to save some money and just buy a normal fly swatter.

    ediwn says:
  • This is not more than trying to make a turd look like a strawberry. It will still smell just as bad as it did before..

    Mario says:
  • pretty cool!

    mr. sifuentes says:
  • How sad… why do people spend money (and talent… can we call it talent??) to make an object whose only purpose is to impose human intolerance over the other species… how sad… what’s the fun about having a trendy designer object to kill ??????????????

    Ricardo says:
  • Neat new take on an old device. Well done.

    lightsocket says:
  • An immoral waste of materials, time, money and all the other resources used in bringing it to market – I thought the designers who wanted to design glitzy flyswatters died out years ago

    Roger says:
  • Cool aesthetics and simple construction. Job well done!

    Designerish says:

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