Claimp by Maya Goldblum

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New Designers 07: Claimp is a product that aims to encourage people to turn streets into more sociable spaces.

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Designed by Central St Martins product design graduate Maya Goldblum, it consists of a polyethylene device that affixes to lamp posts to provide a coathanger and a drink holder.

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Claimp was exhibited at the New Designers exhibition in London in June.

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Here is some more info from Goldblum:

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CLAIMP: a device to clamp and claim public space. £5.

My aim is to encourage people to reinterpret street settings and claim them as their territory, instead of just using them as a means of passage from A to B.

The Claimp (combining ’claim’ and ’clamp’) is easily clamped with one hand to posts in the street, then used as a coat/bag/umbrella hanger and a drink holder.

It gives the user a feeling of control and creates a more personal space, a temporary territory. It also solves practical issues of carrying too much and allows taking a break in a busy street. After claimping it is easily taken down for reuse, or can be left on the post for the next person/ for your next time there.

It is particularly relevant nowadays since the smoking ban has started.

The Claimp was produced by injection molding, made of high density Polyethylene. It is reusable and recyclable.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 at 6:46 pm by . See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • http://www.beingobject.com Reamon Yu

    do you like to take it along with you every time you hang out?

  • http://en.since1984.cn since1984

    Funny and useful!~

  • Martijn

    I’d say it’s a good start but the finished result should be cup holders integrated into the design of all lamp posts and traffic signs.
    I do see two problems: 1. always forgetting the plastic ring (either leaving it at home or stuck on the lamp post) and 2. where do you leave your cup when placing the cup holder around the post?

  • yishai ilan

    dont be affrade to be beter then the rest,
    you are a star dont hide yor light the world is more intresting becaus of peepole like you.

  • http://www.greenthing.de reineke

    good for beer?
    great idea, i need some!

  • http://iaakuza.blogspot.com/ iaakuza

    This object seems a bond too much but it is fine…

  • M Hrus

    great idea! i certainly think that this is much more effective as a more permanent/less portable object. i am fascinated with this idea… wonder if there could be a cup holding brick or planter etc.

  • David

    Whats wrong with just holding a coffee cup ?

  • andrea goj

    i did the same project last year and i’ve been pubilshed on MADE of april 2007 and my tray as been exposed on the last edition of the salone del mobile of milan
    the project is under copyright this idea is mine and the project allso

    for contacts ketchstudio@libero.it
    or mandre182@libero.it

  • Bruna

    What i have to do to buy a Claimp?
    I live in Italy.
    Thanks
    Bruna

  • Valentina

    I discovered Claimp in an Italian magazine and I tried to buy it by e-mailing to the e-mail address mentioned in the article.
    Unfortunately I did not receive any reply.

    Who can tell me how to buy a Claimp?

    Thank you in advance