A dynamic surface to stabilize objects

PressFit is a dynamic surface of pins that is used to stabilize objects in place. The surface is made of a springy mechanism sandwiched in between a flexible base and a layer of hexagonal pins that compress to hold an object in place, and spring right back up after the object is removed. This mechanism allows for any object to be placed on this dynamic surface and be held firmly in place to avoid falling, sliding, tipping over and breaking.

PressFit can be used in many different scenarios to fit the user’s needs, such as in a car to hold breakable objects in place while driving, or used in packaging and shipping, instead of using bubble wrap and other box fillers. Below, we’ve highlighted its potential use as a food tray to hold cups and plates while transporting them from place to place, especially for older users with weaknesses and health conditions such as Parkinson’s.




Twelve Degrees

Awards & Mentions
  • A’Design Award, Winner, 2015
  • Red Dot Award 2015
  • Spark Award – Finalist 2015

PressFit comes in different pin sizes, sheet sizes, materials and colors. It is therefore adaptable to numerous scenarios and uses.

Prototyping PressFit: The concept went through many iterations as we explored different forms and materials.

Push Pin Tray: An award winning application of PressFit