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Two products, “Pit Air” and “Irojiten 36 Color Select Set” received the 2019 Good Design Award.

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New products released by Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kita-ku, Tokyo, President: Akihiro Ogawa), we are pleased to announce winning the Japan Design Promotion Association. Two products “Pit Air” and “Irojiten 36 Color Select Set” were awarded the “Good Design Award” (2019)

The award-winning “Pit Air” was released in June 2019 as a glue tape that has surprisingly light tape application and has unprecedented adhesive strength. The award-winning “Irojiten 36 Color Select Set” was released in October 2018 with a set of 36 colored pencils that allow for easy drawing of familiar scenes such as landscapes, plants, and animals. It is a highly appreciated latest addition to the series.

We believe that both products have captured the needs of users and delivered satisfaction from purchase through use, and which led to this year’s Good Design Award.

2019 Good Design Award Tombow Pencil Awarded Product Pit Air

Award-winning products:Pit Air refillable glue tape, 8.4mm tape width x 16m length
Release date: June 1, 2019
Retail price: Applicator 400 yen + tax、Refill 300 yen + tax
Product features Details  ↓
https://www.tombow.com/press/190527/

producer:Kazuaki Sato,Product Planning Group2,Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.
director:Kazunori Katami,Art Direction Adviser,Marketing Div.,Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.
designer:Kazuki Koda,Creative Design Group,Marketing Div.,Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.

<Evaluation of judges (public comments)>
Focusing anew on workability in stationery that has undergone various evolutions such as new functions and structures, and establishing a feeling of use with less burden even for long hours of work is a legitimate evolution as a tool that is user friendly. In a type of stationery such as glue tape, it was evaluated that fine evolution such as lightness of application and ease of refilling could result in a great reduction in the burden of use.

 

2019 Good Design Award, Tombow Pencil Award Product, Irojiten 36 Color Select Set
Award product Irojiten: 36 colors select set
36 colored pencils / book style fully open paper case,With cover for storage, Accessories: Mini sharpener, Color specification,Includes mini-use dictionary
Release date: October 3, 2018
Retail price: 4,600 yen + tax
Product features Details ↓
https://www.tombow.com/press/180926/

producer:Fuko Takahashi,Product Planning Group1,Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.
director:Kazunori Katami,Art Direction Adviser,Marketing Div.,Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.
designer:Kazuhiko Suzuki,Reiko Saito,Creative Design Group,Marketing Div.,Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.

<Evaluation of judges (public comments)>
There are beautifully arranged colors, cases that can be stored on a shelf like a book, and contents and explanations that are easy to understand for beginners. In addition to that, not only the number of types of colors but also colors collected from nature suitable for drawing flowers, animals, mountain landscapes, etc. are prepared, and users who draw pictures. This is a well thought out product. Also, the appearance that makes you want to own it will be a factor that lowers the hurdle of for beginners.

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