Design: Peter Seiedelin Jessen 1996
Functional with a smart locking system and nominated for the Formland Prize August 2004.
The idea is to give the user a quick and easy way of changing keys – whilst still making optimum use of available space on the ring. “A key ring as such is a familiar product, but the “Cylinder” features a pure and elegant design. It is singularly attractive, and the practical lock system means there is plenty of room for the keys” was the conclusion of the jury.
The lock consists of a cylinder at right-angles to the key ring. The result is that over 90% of the circumference can be used for keys. The lock is quick and functional – just pull on the cylinder, make a quarter-turn and push up and out to the side. The cylinder then swings completely free from the key ring, giving easy access for keys and accessories.
The soft shape means no sharp edges to stick through pockets. Materials are stainless steel (and a brass screw inside holding it together).