Franz James awarded for suicide prevention hook
7 Dec 2012
Franz James, Director of Studies and lecturer at HDK, has received the magazine Plast Forums price Plastovationer 2012 in the product development category.
The award gas given to Franz James company James & Thedin AB for their suicide prevention hook. The hook is intended for use in psychiatric and correctional facilities and is by design suicide preventive, ie, that one can not take his own life with the help of the hook. It is produced in Sweden and has a low production cost because of it's smart design.
The hook was launched in the spring of 2012 and is already used in a variety of psychiatric facilities in Sweden and Denmark.
Franz James is the Director of Studies at the Wood Oriented Furniture Design programme at HDK at Steneby.