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Tape Dispenser Octomaru | 2015

BDCI has collaborated with global designers and global companies through various projects. For this project, we collaborated with KOKUYO,
a specialist stationery maker in Japan, to design a tape dispenser and it continued nearly a year.


Product Design

2015 | by BDCI

Client – Kokuyo
Product Design – BDCI
Design Engneering – BDCI

 

Tape Dispenser Octomaru | 2015

KOKUYO is a company that suggests the transition of innovative ideas. The idea comes from the ‘user’s perspective’ or detection of very fine details
in the product category of stationery.
The design of KOKUYO should not be ‘just’ beautiful. KOKUYO’s design is a
function-oriented design that focuses on users, or 100% focus on considerations on usability.

We needed come up with a novel idea to solve the problem of weight and size, an attitude for a designed desktop stationery and
very detailed usability while performing the role of large-sized tape dispenser enough.

Tape Dispenser Octomaru | 2015

OCTOMARU that proposed by BDCI, is a product with ‘WOW’ factor that was not seen in the conventional tape dispensers.
The naming of OCTOMARU derived from the function, as it is a compound of Japanese word
OKU(置く, to put) + TOMARU (止まる, to stop), which means it stops when you put (on a table). Also, it’s reminiscent of ‘Octopus’.
With this one-year project, we were able to experience design’s R&D in depth for the first time
through numerous prototyping and refinement.