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PRESS RELEASE Seymourpowell gives good vibrations to Durex Seymourpowell unveils product and pack design for Durex Play ‘Little Devil’London, UK, xx May 2011 – leading global design and innovation company Seymourpowell ispleased to announce details of its design work for the Little Devil, the new vibrator ring in the ‘Play’range from Durex, sub-brand of SSL International, recently purchased by Reckitt Benckiser.The Little Devil, designed specifically for the Durex ‘Play’ range, is the very latest in a line of vibratorrings designed for Durex by Seymourpowell, marking a long-standing relationship with the brand.Back in 2001, Seymourpowell designed a range of vibrators for Durex ‘Play’ that needed to bealluring, safe, effective, reliable and tactile, as well as meet users desires and expectations.Considering these requirements, a range of three very different vibrators was created; The Wand,intended for vaginal penetration; The Little Gem, used between the fingers for direct stimulation, andThe Charm, designed for shared massage and foreplay, as well as clitoral stimulation.As part of the brief for Little Devil, Seymourpowell was tasked with designing a new playful vibratorring that complimented the existing Durex ‘Play’ range, echoing a sense of accessibility, fun andpleasure for everybody. In addition, Durex was looking for a new sex toy that further inspires peopleto explore and discover new sexual pleasures and experiences. Playfulness and a sense of adventurewere at the heart of the project with a focus on encouraging consumers to be playful, fun loving andopen-minded.During the design process, Seymourpowell responded to the brief by designing a range of vibratingrings with protruding features that took on many different shapes, from bunny ears to alien antennae.After careful deliberation, the Little Devil was chosen for its protruding ears and horn, designed forultimate clitoral stimulation.Colour, materials, technology and cost were amongst a wide-ranging set of design innovationchallenges. Seymourpowell designer Tanja Langgner explains, “The challenge was to meet theemotional and physical requirements of the potential user, whilst solving the accompanyingmechanical, material and cost challenges”.Whilst fun and frivolous, the Little Devil is also technically exquisite. Every angle has been carefullyconsidered to allow for stimulation of the labia and clitoris as well as the penis. Design director, NickTalbot added, “The silicone was chosen specifically above other materials to allow for a soft,streamlined finish that is pleasurable to the touch, while the ring itself is designed to remain flat sothat it doesn’t roll over and cause discomfort.”Seymourpowell was also responsible for the 2D packaging for the Little Devil. Jenny Butler, account
director at Seymourpowell commented, “The graphics and colours reflect the brands desire for funand playfulness. The lower case font is designed to appear friendly, less intimidating and moreapproachable, while the bright jewel-like packaging provides enticing on-shelf standout at point ofpurchase. The ‘peep hole’ at the back of the box allows for consumers to partially see the product toexcite their curiosity.”Sebastian Rusu, brand manager at Durex added: “Little Devil is a great innovation and a perfectaddition to the Durex Play range building up on the success of our Vibrating Ring. It’s a cheeky andplayful adult toy for moments when you really want to have fun, adding more spice, variety andexcitement into your sex life. We want to inspire our consumers to improve their overall wellbeing,enjoy and love the sex they have and Seymourpowell is a great partner to help us bring this missionto life.”Seymourpowell continues to work closely with Durex and hopes to develop more exciting additions forthe Durex ‘Play’ range in the future.The Little Devil is now available in Boots and other leading retailers nationwide, or online atwww.Durex.com <http://www.Durex.com> ***ENDS***For further information contact:Tim DuncanPR Global, SeymourpowellEmail: email@example.comTel: +44 (0) 20 7386 2369About Seymourpowell – the shape of things to comeSeymourpowell is one of the world’s leading design and innovation companies. Founded in 1984 byRichard Seymour and Dick Powell, the London-based group of award-winning designers hasproduced some of the ‘milestone’ products of the last two decades.Seymourpowell is currently the UK’s number 1 design company (YouGov, Nov 2010). The company ispart of the Loewy Group.Seymourpowell is currently 85 people, combining a design studio, research centre, materials libraryand prototyping workshop.Seymourpowell has a unique holistic approach to design and innovation, which combines in depthexperience and up to date intelligence about people, markets and businesses. The company has theability to forecast and interpret the vital implications of behaviors and work out future scenarios to giveits clients the confidence and reassurance they are making the right decision.
Seymourpowell is skilled in exploiting ideas that create real value and always look to move clientsforward creatively. Seymourpowell is not just a company of visionary thinkers, but future ‘doers’.Ultimately, Seymourpowell is about making things better: better for people, better for business andbetter for the world.Specialisms include design innovation, transportation design, ethnographic user research, strategyand new product development (NPD), trends and forecasting, product design and development, 3Dstructural design and 2D graphic design.About DurexDurex is a global sexual wellbeing brand owned by Reckitt Benckiser. For over 80 years, the brandwhich was responsible for the world the first condom to prolong the climax, introduced vibrators intomainstream shops and launched lubricants that help make that special moment even better hashelped millions of people all over the world have better sex lives.The Durex brand name was registered in 1929. The name was chosen to represent DUrability,Reliability and EXcellence.Durex has built its leading global position through innovation and knowing what its customers want.It was the first in the world to: • Introduce fully automated production dipping lines and electronic testing machines. • Develop an "easy-on" shape condom that is easier to unroll and more comfortable to wear • Develop a condom that helps to prolong climax (Performa) • Have ribs on condoms where it actually matters • Conduct and publish a global sex survey • Develop a range of vibrators and retail them in a "general" high street stores • Have a range of lubes with different sensations