‘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.

pascal charmolu: fly swatter 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.

pascal charmolu: fly swatterstands upright on wings  image © designboom 

pascal charmolu: fly swatterdetail of wings image © designboom 

pascal charmolu: fly swatter packaging  image © designboom 

pascal charmolu: fly swatterpascal charmolu at maison et objet image © designboom