won the international design award for his 'Puzzle' clip-frame holder
at the 58th annual National Stationery Show, held in New York in
frame holder (shown right) was chosen for the Best New Product Award
in the Indulgences (Fine Lines & Luxury) section for its unique
yet simple clip-together system.
Puzzle frame holder is made of two solid machined bars of nickel-plated
brass that are held together magnetically to create a stable frame
support for clip-frames or any frameless picture or photograph.
On his success at the show, David had this to say:
was planning to visit New York and the show to do some market research
for my range of writing instruments, but the exhibition organisers
offered me a stand, and I thought it was probably the best way to
test the market.
designed the frame holder last year, but had not exhibited it before,
and had only sold a few from my shop in Suffolk Parade."
Annual National Stationary Show
Stationery Show presented awards recognising new and innovative
merchandise among five distinctive sections - Presents, Celebrate,
Take Note, Home Work and Indulgences.
David's entry went up against some tough opposition as there were
nearly 300 entries in all of the five categories.
selected the winners based on each product's innovative design,
creative use of textures and colours, unique shape and form, and
creative use of materials or construction.
award winning clip-frame shows that simplicity is often the best
policy for innovative design.