RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
: Christian Dyer
Flick is a revolutionary matchbox. The major idea behind it is single-match-out-of-the-box, to make it easier for the user to access the match, without the possibility of having all the other matches fall out, or struggling to pick one from a bunch. Flick holds about 25 matches - a number optimal for a few-day camping trip, but it can be sized up. Because of its shape, it holds better in hand than the traditional box design. Such a shape also allows for a more attractive, yet space-saving display on a shelf. It is made of a 100% recycled paper, and can be recycled again. It's relatively easy to manufacture - it is cut out of a single piece of paper, and folded. The fun part about it getting the match - flick it, and the box presents one to you. Thanks to a small opening, only one match at a time can fall out, and can also be lit easily - the striking pattern is on the inside of the flap lid, and you can easily strike the match right after picking it, all in one motion.