tac, from idea to realisation
It all began in 2015 when I was introduced to Taco where he told me his story about one of his ideas where he was working on. Unfortunately he got stuck at some point trying to make it work. Inspired by his story, enthusiasm and my search for a new design challenge I teamed up with Taco to see how we could make his idea reality.
His idea came from the frustration that when you grab several clothespins out of the bucket half of them are facing the wrong direction. Turning a clothespin while holding the laundry in your other hand is a clumsy operation which should be avoided. This is when the need for a double sided clip arose.
Research showed that there were already a handful of double sided clothespins commercially available. The existing ones did not match our ideas of a double sided clip, a clip which should not only be used for hanging laundry.
During development of the tac we set the bar high to come up with a versatile new tool. The result is there: the tac is far more than a simple clip (just look at the examples, and gain experience yourself!). The tac is a patented engineering marvel in the area of clips. It consist of one piece, is made of durable plastic and is easy in use.
Check out allclip.nl if you want to see the tac in action or want to know more about tac as a tool.