Case Without Closing

Let’s take a look at a design of an object that’s not often thought of as almost an afterthought. This is no afterthought of designer Florian Widmann though, it’s a masterpiece made patented product and presented here today on Yanko Design as just that. Brandless and pure, a case for whatever you’d like to put in it. It’s a case that’ll open all the way around, just like a jacob’s ladder toy opening and closing in a way that seems magical.

The opening mechanism at first appears to be a magnet, but is actually two twisted high performance elastic bands attached to the left and right ends. This elastic is embedded into guiding grooves that’ll make sure your case never comes all the way apart. Check out the video to see it in action.

Designer: Florian Widmann of DesignCoop

35 Comments

  • vinism says:

    I have saw it some years ago.

  • vinism says:

    I have saw it some years ago.

  • sorry but old design… seen this concept before

  • sorry but old design… seen this concept before

  • Márcio says:

    There is no "new" on this design… I've seen that design on chinese calculators. Sold on the street. Unless he was the one that created, but many years ago… Not now.

  • Márcio says:

    There is no “new” on this design… I've seen that design on chinese calculators. Sold on the street. Unless he was the one that created, but many years ago… Not now.

  • fern-seher says:

    this is no old concept. there are no magnets. this is really magic. you can turn it endless around.

  • fern-seher says:

    this is no old concept. there are no magnets. this is really magic. you can turn it endless around.

  • Florian Widmann says:

    Hallo Kritiker,

    ja es gibt Taschenrechner aus China und es gibt Behälter die mit Magneten funktionieren. Dieses Etui8 jedoch besitzt keinen Magneten und ist eine Revolutionäre Weiterentwicklung dessen was Ihr für nicht neu haltet. Schaut euch den Film an dann werdet Ihr den feinen Unterschied erkennen. Dieses Etui8 kann sich gegenüber seinen Vorgängern von zwei Seiten öffnen und unendlich um sich selbst abwickeln und ist somit ein ganz anderes Prinzip, welches übrigens auch ein Patent zugeteilt bekommen hat.

    Sorry mein English reicht hierfür auf die schnelle nicht aus.
    Vielleicht kann mir hier jemand weiterhelfen. Danke.

  • Florian Widmann says:

    Hallo Kritiker,

    ja es gibt Taschenrechner aus China und es gibt Behälter die mit Magneten funktionieren. Dieses Etui8 jedoch besitzt keinen Magneten und ist eine Revolutionäre Weiterentwicklung dessen was Ihr für nicht neu haltet. Schaut euch den Film an dann werdet Ihr den feinen Unterschied erkennen. Dieses Etui8 kann sich gegenüber seinen Vorgängern von zwei Seiten öffnen und unendlich um sich selbst abwickeln und ist somit ein ganz anderes Prinzip, welches übrigens auch ein Patent zugeteilt bekommen hat.

    Sorry mein English reicht hierfür auf die schnelle nicht aus.
    Vielleicht kann mir hier jemand weiterhelfen. Danke.

  • Old design. I`ve seen this on the famous chinese calculators plus pens. At least, they`re famous here in Brazil. Well, i enjoyed the video, but… =(

  • Old design. I`ve seen this on the famous chinese calculators plus pens. At least, they`re famous here in Brazil. Well, i enjoyed the video, but… =(

  • Juergen Staerr says:

    Hello everybody. What you saw some years ago or on some markets around the world is definetly not the Etui8. Because this new design of Florian Widmann is the further development of an old design of Hans Nick Roericht. The new design is much more fascinating because you can open and close it endless. Try it, and you will feel the difference. Juergen

  • Juergen Staerr says:

    Hello everybody. What you saw some years ago or on some markets around the world is definetly not the Etui8. Because this new design of Florian Widmann is the further development of an old design of Hans Nick Roericht. The new design is much more fascinating because you can open and close it endless. Try it, and you will feel the difference. Juergen

  • Ian Patrick Co says:

    I've got one for my eyewear long time ago. I don't think its something new.

  • Ian Patrick Co says:

    I've got one for my eyewear long time ago. I don't think its something new.

  • freixxler says:

    This is brilliant! An absolutely cool build on the old Chinese game with wooden panels. This case can rotate endlessly – not just once like the ones you can get at cheap eye wear stores. And the rubber bands at the ends keep the whole surface clean, since you don't have to leave room for the wide bands anymore. Love it!

  • freixxler says:

    This is brilliant! An absolutely cool build on the old Chinese game with wooden panels. This case can rotate endlessly – not just once like the ones you can get at cheap eye wear stores. And the rubber bands at the ends keep the whole surface clean, since you don't have to leave room for the wide bands anymore. Love it!

  • ian sanders says:

    If Jony Ive designed an eyeglasses case…

  • ian sanders says:

    If Jony Ive designed an eyeglasses case…

  • Please tell me will this be for sale???

  • Please tell me will this be for sale???

  • Aman Nigam says:

    I used to some pen in this box,,,i remember i was 10 then…old design

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