Arcus Carabiner by Svørn

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Defying the cheap and gaudy carabiners that climbers and outdoor adventurers rely on, the Arcus carabiner keychain by Swedish company Svørn is an extraordinary object that combines art with its function in a unique fashion. Since it is not designed for actual climbing use, the Arcus is tailored to work around the more daily uses that people have given carabiners, such as holding keys. Made from a Zinc alloy, the Arcus is both light and resilient; with a profile that is much more pragmatic than bulkier standard coupling links and that won’t be uncomfortable in your pocket or attached to a belt loop. Finished in chrome, it once again proves that even the simplest of objects can be vastly improved by good design.

Nathaniel Barlam

Nathaniel

Amid the unrest of earning his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from RISD, Nathaniel manages to find the time to read, write, hang out with friends, play drums, and listen to music. Nathaniel has learned a lot about architecture firsthand thanks to opportunities to live and work in Rome and Brooklyn during the past year. Coming from a family with strong roots in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Nathaniel has always maintained a strong love for NYC especially, and after his studies finish up in Providence he may move there for a while. He hasn't decided yet. You can connect with him via Linkedin or by visiting his Portfolio page.

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