The Last Straw

No idioms or preachy ideas here, just plain and simple Straw re-designing. Flatten the tube; roll it around a wheel like how you get those tape-gums. Use alternate cheaper materials and voilà you have the “Pluck Out The Straw”. The only thing useful I see form this design, is the smaller packaging of the product. How far will this go in cutting cost, or making a lifestyle difference is left to be seen.

Designer: Deok-geun Han

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Pluck Out The Straw – Straw Re-package by Deok-geun Han

11 Comments

  • Trae says:

    This design makes the straw completely unusable. When you suck (ie remove the pressure inside the straw) the round design is the structural support to keep the straw from collapsing in on itself. An easy way to test this is to take a normal straw, flatten it out, and try to suck anything through it. You may still get a little fluid, but use it for anything of higher viscosity (shakes, coffee with lots of whipped cream, etc.) and the straw will be rendered completely worthless.

    It’s a nice idea though, but needs to address function.

    • dean says:

      This is why the straw is quadrangular in the second picture. In this way it will not collapse. I think it is quite a nice idea.

  • muhammet akdeniz says:

    entersan

  • creamchoux says:

    It’s brilliant! I love this idea & design. fantastic. oh…

  • Anonymous says:

    You could possibly make this product out of a much easier decomposing material, rather than the regular plastic straws. That'd be helpful, especially to restaurants!

  • Anonymous says:

    You could possibly make this product out of a much easier decomposing material, rather than the regular plastic straws. That'd be helpful, especially to restaurants!

  • Jimmy C says:

    Not bad!

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