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A futuristic printer has been named the winning project of the Rado Star Prize Switzerland for Young Talents. Mugi Yamamoto wowed the international jury at Design Prize Switzerland with “Stack”, a compact, minimalistic printer that has been hailed as a groundbreaking product idea. The young designer was presented with prize money as well as a Rado DiaMaster Grand Seconde at the award ceremony in Langental, Switzerland.

Stack, is a newfangled product idea: a compact and stylish inkjet printer that does away with the need for a paper tray. Thanks to its sleek and super compact design, the printer can be placed atop a stack of paper, which the device then works its way through.  A completely new kind of printer, Stack required a painstaking selection of components and the development of a special paper feeding mechanism. Stack was designed to meet the needs of people who work on the go or with limited space and who cannot accommodate the bulk of a conventional printer.

 “Stack is a groundbreaking innovation – a high-quality and high-functionality design. The idea of making the impossible possible is a perfect reflection of Rado’s pioneering spirit. We offer our warmest congratulations to Mugi Yamamoto on his win today,” said Matthias Breschan, CEO of Rado.

Mugi Yamamoto was born in Tokyo in 1988 and moved to Switzerland in 1993. An industrial designer, he completed his studies at ECAL (Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne) in 2013 and currently works for ITO Design, an agency specialising in office space design.