A dynamic surface to stabilize objects
PressFit is a dynamic surface of pins that is used to stabilize objects in place. We designed it to empower older users with balance disorders and health conditions such as Parkinson’s. PressFit can hold cups and plates on a food tray without falling, even if the user is a little unstable. The concept can also be applied in different scenarios to fit other user needs. It can stabilize fragile objects in a car, or can be used in packaging and shipping – instead of using bubble wrap and other box fillers.
The surface is made of a spring mechanism sandwiched in between a flexible base. There is a layer of hexagonal pins that compress to hold an object in place, and spring right back up after the object is removed. You can place any object on this dynamic surface. It will hold the object firmly in place to avoid falling, sliding, tipping over and breaking.
Awards & Mentions
- A’Design Award, Winner, 2015
- Red Dot Award 2015
- Spark Award – Finalist 2015
Push Pin Tray: An award winning application of PressFit:
PressFit comes in different pin sizes, sheet sizes, materials and colors. It is therefore adaptable to numerous scenarios and uses.
The concept went through many iterations as we explored different forms and materials.