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Scotch Tape Dispenser / 2014

Project / Tape Dispenser
Client / 3M
Completion of Project / 2014
Collaboration Team / 3M Design Lab
Awards / Red Dot Design Award / Best of Best

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3M, a world-class , science-based company, introduced a tape dispenser project with designer Joongho Choi.
Scotch Tape Dispenser aims consumers who need rapid and frequent taping such as cashers or need to be safe from sharp taping blade such as children.

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12/18/24 mm wide and 3 inches long core tape can be combined to a the round wheel.

 


 

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The lever is made of rubber with embossed pattern to provide nice grip when rotated.

 
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The internal structure of the Tape Dispenser. 
When the lever rotates, the tape on the gear spins and gets cut by the blade at the bottom. 
Then the tape can be removed from the gear.


 

 

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By considering the form of the dispenser, the increase of the width cannot be avoided. 
However, this increased width is transferred to a pen holder to give extra usage on the desk environment.


 

 
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Scotch Tape Dispenser comes in white body with grey lever or black body with orange lever combinations.

 


 

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The development process image of the mechanism and structure of Scotch Tape dispenser.
The optimization on the extra space that comes from the size of the product is done to provide convenience in work environment.