Box Office Paperclip Holder
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The Box Office Paperclip Holder is part of a very beautiful collection of office accessories designed by Christian Ghion under the artistic direction of Philippe Starck. This collection rests on the idea of one box having multiple uses that fits all the needs of the office: Paper Clip Holder, Pencil Holder, Mobile Phone Holder, Tape Dispenser and Pencil Sharpener. They are complemented with Letter Trays featuring pretty front corrugated edges.
Box Office Paperclip Holder: A place for everything and everything in its place. Mix and match the coordinated pieces of xO Design's Box Office Collection to streamline desk top essentials.
Material(s): Lids in grained ABS plastic
Dimensions: H 3.3" W 3.1"
Designer: Christian Ghion
Born in 1958 in Montmorency, France, Christian Ghion received a law degree in Paris in 1982. He later studied at l'Ecole du Louvre and l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle (ENSCI), graduating in 1987.
The same year, he created, with his friend Patrick Nadeau, his own studio Ghion-Nadeau and, working on objects, furniture, set and interior design, he began to make a name for himself as a designer: in 1990, he was granted the "Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris" award.
Travels in Asia gave him a great interest in new forms and original materials, both raw and man-made, that he mixes in his designs, reworking archetypes of iconography and constructing his pieces on play with elementary volumes.
The various products that he designs always come with a twist, a play on the forms — no formalism in his work, but a light fantasy and seduction. The ability to create highly innovative product using ancient savoir-faire he showed in his collaboration with Murano glassblowers or the surprising reinterpretations of classic decoration accessories earned him a worldwide reputation and his pieces belong to the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, and many other collections across the globe.View other products by Christian Ghion
Manufacturer: xO Design
XO. An old cognac ? "Kisses and hugs"? Look again without applying a known pattern. XO is simply a cross and circle. XO is all about breaking down the familiar and giving it a fresh perspective. By putting together forms that do not seem to go along naturally, they hope to show you that, in fact they do. Like a cross and circle. Simple, graphic - and yet unexpected.
In the beginning, back in 1984, Philippe Starck was raising to stardom; Gérald Mialet's spirits were high. Together, they crossed the line and decide to create a new design house: XO. To quote Starck, "To make a beautiful baby, parents have to be in love". XO is definitely a love affair.