I don’t often have the time to respond to submissions or PR email but I’m glad I have this morning. Hong Kong and Montreal based design studio Kitmen Keung has developed a silicone made mouse pad with inspiration from A4 paper. Not a revolutionary new product but an attractive fit for the minimalist desktop.
The 5mm thick, A4-size silicone piece brings together the convenience of a mouse pad and a resting place for tiny desktop accessories such as clips, coins and pencils in the form of an inwards sloping edge. This 4.3 cm wide corrugated secondary surface pulls round objects towards the carved slot much like a magnet. The top surface of the mouse pad is finished with a layer of oven-baked polyurethane coating with tiny micro grids on it, which results in a noiseless, low-friction but rough textured surface. Colors available are Charcoal Gray, Orange and Cambridge Blue.