The Prodir Blog

An eye for an ear

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OPEN EYES

In writing, I have found a vessel for wisdom,” cried Thoth, the Egyptian God with the head of an ibis, mythological father of the written word and patron of science, as he announced his creation to King Thamos. Yet the King was not impressed: By relying on the written word, people will neglect their memory, he contended, declaring writing inferior to speech. Nevertheless, the written word prevailed and, as it has grown in complexity, so too have the tools used to write it. Read More

Zincarlin: The almost forgotten cheese

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OPEN CHEESE

The area was even once voted the Swiss countryside of the year. Which brought with it a bit of notoriety – but only for a short period of time. As always, when it comes to the Valle di Muggio, some might say. Yet, the valley is the undisputed insider tip among Ticino’s mountain valleys, hidden away in Ticino’s southernmost corner, largely intact, very beautiful indeed. And with a very flavour-intensive cheese that is as authentic as the valley itself. Read More

New QS30. A talk with Christoph Schnug, the designer behind Prodir’s new working tool.

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OPEN LINK

Christoph Schnug is a product and graphic designer, owner of Studio C. He has created the concept of our innovative range of QS Peak and Pattern pens and designed most of our DS models. The new QS30 also comes from his drawing board. His designs rank among the most successful in the industry and his work has been awarded with numerous international prizes. Read More

A voyage of discovery in a productive microcosmos

By | Sustainability, Writing | No Comments
OPEN FACTORY

Did you ever ask yourself just how many and what type of little secrets are behind – and are actually inside – a seemingly ordinary object like a pen? Read More

Tic Tac Tic Tac. Christmas is coming!

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OPEN XMAS

We are Swiss, we know everything about time. Read More

Ahead of his time

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OPEN DOOR

There are more than 30 years between the designs produced by the legendary Dieter Rams and the release of Apple’s all-conquering products. Originality sometimes needs time to succeed. Read More

Wanted: Free thinkers!

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OPEN MIND

Everyone loves originality and people with original ideas. Really? Read More

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