screw smiles

Design, Products

Komuro Industry, Yuma Kano, screw smiles

Most of the time we’re trying to hide that unsightly hardware that keeps our furniture together and our pictures hanging on the wall. But what would happen if it became part of our decor instead? Enter “Smile Screws.” These cute little home accessories were developed by designer Yuma Kano and are currently being manufactured by Komuro Industry in Osaka, Japan. Kano’s innovative new take on the screw replaces the traditional cross or slot with a smiley face, giving a sense of expression and emotion to a mass-produced product. It’s no longer just a utilitarian piece of metal. Now it carries a positive message easily understood all over the world.

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