Jorre van Ast Clampology (Prototypes) 2006

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These “informal utensils,” as the designer calls them, offer solutions based on specific yet flexible functions that are reflected in their names: Clamp-a-book, Clamp-a-cable, Clamp-a-hook, Clamp-a-candle, Clamp-a-railing, Clamp-a-towel, and Clamp-a-book II. The devices exploit the utility of familiar forms, such as table legs, electrical pipes, and bookshelves, to offer a range of quotidian services. This prototype family of plastic clamps by Van Ast is expected to go into production in 2009.

Gallery label from Rough Cut: Design Takes a Sharp Edge, November 26, 2008–October 12, 2009.
Polyurethane and steel
.1 (book-end): 13 x 4 3/4 x 1 3/4" (33 x 12.1 x 4.4 cm) .2 (book-stop): 10 x 3 x 1" (25.4 x 7.6 x 2.5 cm) .3 (rail-clamp): 5 x 19 x 2 1/4" (12.7 x 48.3 x 5.7 cm) .4 (hook clamp): 5 1/4 x 2 x 1" (13.3 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm) .5 (cable manager): 5 1/4 x 6 x 1 1/16" (13.3 x 15.2 x 2.7 cm) .6 (book display clamp): 5 3/4 x 5 x 1" (14.6 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm) .7 (book display clamp): 5 3/4 x 5 x 1" (14.6 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm) .8 (pipe clamp): 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2" (7 x 6.4 x 3.8 cm)
Gift of the designer
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Architecture and Design

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