Some things are so timeless, recognizable, and intuitive that it doesn’t make any sense to try to improve them.
Business Insider spoke with multiple designers, including Peter Rohles, an industrial designer at the software company solidThinking, and Dan Formosa, a former designer at OXO, to get a sense of which products are at or approaching perfection.
Here are the products that don’t need any second thoughts.
Paperclip — Three turns in a piece of wire is all you need to properly secure a stack of paper.
Microplane — Essentially an oversized nail file, the sharp, lightweight device is perfect for zesting citrus fruits or grating spices directly over a dish, Formosa says.
Bic ballpoint pen — The product is cheap while still being durable and reliable, Rohles says.
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