Thursday, August 9, 2007


claimp by maya goldblum. [via dezeen.]

claimp: a device to clamp and claim public space.

my aim is to encourage people to reinterpret street settings and claim them as their territory, instead of just using them as a means of passage from a to b.

the claimp (combining ’claim’ and ’clamp’) is easily clamped with one hand to posts in the street, then used as a coat/bag/umbrella hanger and a drink holder.

it gives the user a feeling of control and creates a more personal space, a temporary territory. it also solves practical issues of carrying too much and allows taking a break in a busy street. after claimping it is easily taken down for reuse, or can be left on the post for the next person/ for your next time there.


  1. Can you imagine the public employees that have to not only keep garbage off the streets, but remove the claimps?! They'll need to walk around with claimp removers and keep it next to their goo-b-gone and other supplies

  2. why would they have to be removed??


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