JIDA Museum Selection vol.23

つり手 GM型

Product つり手 GM型
Hanging strap TYPE GM
Model number
Manufacturer 三上化工材株式会社
MIKAMI Kakouzai Co.,Ltd
Designer GK Industrial Design 若尾 講介、善本 裕香
WAKAO Kosuke and YOSHIMOTO Yuka, GK Industrial Design
Pioneer spirit
Social performance
Technology innovation
生活領域/Living areas
事業領域/Business areas
公共領域/Public areas

(解説/GK Industrial Design 若尾 講介、善本 裕香)


(審査委員/谷村 秀)


Hanging straps have been evolving as indispensable devices for securing bodies on commuter trains. To develop a hanging strap that would meet the needs of the aging society and the new working styles, we analyzed the issues of conventional straps. Thus we aimed to design a new standard of hand straps that reduces the load on the body and improves the public aspect of the product that passengers touch directly.
Main points of design:
-A shape that reduces physical load by minimizing required grip strength for holding
-Two safe grip points for more safety
-The re.ned form using natural wood to enhance the quality of texture as well as the space
(Description / WAKAO Kosuke and YOSHIMOTO Yuka, GK Industrial Design) Launch Year / 2020


As we raise our hands to grasp something, it is natural for the palm and back of the hand to face left and right. However, many of the existing hand straps are set perpendicularly. I highly recommend Hanging Strap TYPE GM for its dramatically improved design that rethinks the conventional concept, and for the fact that it can be used in a variety of transports, while at the same time providing a comfortable grip and fitting that is gentle on the sense of touch.
(Selection Committee / TANIMURA Shigeru)