Turtle by Sehwan Oh


Korean designer Sehwan Oh has designed a paperclip holder in the shape of a turtle's shell.

Called Turtle, the product has a magnet on the underside to collect pins, tacks or paperclips at it is moved across a surface.

Here's some more information from the designer:

Other magnetic paper clip holder has some problems. It keeps paper pins and tacks without any protection. because Pins and Tacks are on the surface of the holder. It is not to easy to gather clips, pins and tacks because they are too thin and sharp.

Turtle is a new way of magnetic paper clip holder. Turtle keeps clips, pins and tacks inside of the body. You can gather them very easily by dragging because of magnet. It is possible to stack Turtle to save space for packing and shipping as well.

My name is Turtle.
I live in a desk.
I do not swim in the water.
I do not eat seafood.

I like to dance on the desk.
I dance by your touching.

I love to eat clips, tacks and pins instead of seafood because my stomach is strong magnet.
While you are dragging me on the desk, I enjoy my meal.

After the meal, I lay on the desk.
You can pick clips, tacks and pins.

Posted on Sunday April 11th 2010 at 12:22 am by Catherine Warmann. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • This is really interesting as an idea! The magnet should be pretty strong in getting the items up from the surface.

  • AJ

    What’s up with the “poem”? Any-who… cool design.

  • afg

    I dont like renderings.

  • That is adorable!

  • pter

    also a war helmet was the inspiration? ;)

  • horrible haridas

    cheesy poem, simple and nice product

  • war helmet with turtle touch

  • Steve

    please check the movie of how to use Turtle at


  • qndreqs

    i would say a turtle from mario brothers was the inspiration

  • angry catalan

    Oh, that’s pretty clever and cute.

  • charlie chan

    its very interesting…. just want to ask so many questions.
    why the poem?? why not seafood?

    concept and solution is wonderful.. its just aesthetically… not so attractive.

  • yshin

    this is a really good design and idea! but yea, take away the poem will make everything perfect. =)