Pinocchio-1001 Uses June 30, 2009Posted by leskanturek in 3-D work, Industrial Design, Pinocchio.
Possibly it’s the material aspect of Pinocchio that has inspired designers to turn our iconic wooden friend into something utilitarian. His nose seems particularly handy for a number of things. I suppose form really does follow function.
A Pinocchio tape measure (Kim and Jason’s Lemonade Stand)
The copy reads: “Add a colorful touch to your bathroom with Pinocchio Toilet Brush. Any kid young or old would like this naughty brush in their bathroom. Cute and practical, Pinocchio’s nose substitutes the handle, while the brush is Pinocchio’s smiling face and his cap is the brush stand. Poor Pinocchio has to do the toilet cleaning also for all the lies he said.” (Gizmodiva.com)
From Italy a plastic Pinoke funnel (by Alessi)
A set of cards available to teachers to be used as measuring exercises in elementary school.
A clothes line by industrial designer Francesco Castiglione Morelli (Outlook Design Italia)
A toothpick dipenser created by David Tsai (davidtsai.net)