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The Ligo Stapler is Proof That Ordinary Objects Can Be Beautiful

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Dec 2, 2011 • References: industrialdesignserved
Because many office supplies are prized primarily for their practical purposes, function takes preference in their design over the concept of aesthetics. The Ligo Stapler is quite likely the most elegant-looking stationery accessory on which you've ever laid eyes.

Far from being the dull plastic and metal contraption that's at its most decked out with your name inscribed on the handle, this apparatus is nothing short of a serviceable sculpture.

But Emre Girgin didn't just design a beautiful desktop instrument, for his innovative aptitude lead him to combine two into one while maintaining a coherent and graceful composition. The Ligo Stapler dispenses, applies and even removes metal paper fasteners, all the while offering the user an ergonomic grip. The smooth folded structure of the device even allows it to be clipped onto pen holders and briefcases.