Rethinking a classic
Hans Hornemann has challenged the traditional design of a flyswatter and added a new shape, aesthetic and functionality to his interpretation of the product. Using a folded newspaper as his starting point, he progressed to a conical design in which all unnecessary details have been stripped away. The combination of materials creates an elegant balance of shape and function. With its harmonic feel, Buzz doesn´t have to be hidden away but even looks great as an addition to a windowsill display of vases and candle holders. The innovative shape of Buzz adds character and exclusivity to a tool not usually thought of as a design object.
Designer Hans Hornemann says: ”I've designed a flyswatter in a simple and classic design with a touch of something new and playful that challenges the viewer. I saw traditional flyswatters as a challenge, as they often have trouble reaching into corners. Many choose to use a folded newspaper instead. I therefore started from the very beginning and created a flyswatter with focus on functionality. At the same time, I wanted to incorporate an aesthetic into the flyswatter that made it an interesting and relevant item for the home."
Design: Hans Hornemann