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Winner - Bronze
Designer: Mr. Dominic Symons - Founder and Creative Director
Design Type: Product
Sumo by Bluelounge is a cable management tool designed to prevent cables from dropping off the edge of desks, tabletops and workstations. Since it’s introduction in October 2011, Sumo has been touted as the must-have accessory to keep cables organized and within reach by media and consumers alike. Bluelounge designed the Sumo as an elegant modern-day paperweight to keep cables in check and workspaces neat and tidy. Utilizing high-tech Japanese micro-suction pads to affix Sumo to any flat, hard surface the Sumo grips desks, tabletops and counters to weigh down cables and keep them perfectly in place until they need to be repositioned. The micro-suction adheres to the surface without adhesives so users can easily reposition and reuse Sumo time after time without any residue. Users can regain non-slip strength by occasionally cleaning the feet with adhesive tape to remove any dust hindering the suction. Two cable channels are positioned under the Sumo to effortlessly guide cords to the appropriate position. Users can simply run the cables along the grooves underneath and place Sumo on the desktop surface so their cables and connections are there when they need them.