Retractable belt post with a fluent style and slim lines, designed with Kuadra Studio for FLEX Company.
SPHERE combines the 3D quality of the sphere with the slenderness of the structure. Its shape shows how the retractable belt system is an unconventional solution compared to the big majority of models, because of the introduction of a playful and ironic component in the vertical part of the post. It avoids the sense of austere tediousness typical of functional items used to organize or to manage open spaces. It becomes an object to be shown for its aesthetics and able to connote a room just with its presence. The spherical shape also suggests a tactile feature, that invites the user to touch the sphere as it was a baseball.
The slim stem confers the post the sense of needed thinness in order to enhance the sphere presence as main element.
Customizable in terms of colour both the frame and the ring, the system could be completed with custom accessories such as communication poles or hanger.
The upper cap of the sphere allows the transformation of the post in a display item without losing its primary function. The winder, embedded within the sphere on the top of the post, features the revolutionary slow-retract braking mechanism. The sphere is the natural casing for the belt, and represents an integrated element of the system instead of being an added item on top.
The service and normal use of the post is eased by the opening feature of the sphere, with a removable cap. This cap is also visually distinct by the insertion of a coloured ring that makes the system customized.