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BRIX DESIGN A/S
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DK-4780 STEGE
DENMARK
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THE HISTORY BEHIND JARKEY

 
JarKey was invented by Danish engineer Helge Brix-Hansen. His octogenarian mother Karen Elisabeth was suffering from arthritis and could not open a preserving jar on her own. Not even with the help of one of the many jar openers that existed on the world market. Helge solved the problem for her, when he invented JarKey, the world's best jar opener.
Helge, who himself designed the original JarKey jar opener in a tight, functional, patent-based aluminum design, desired that, in parallel with the metal design, an artistic design of a plastic material had to be made. The task of developing the artistic design was handed over to the Danish designer Alf Rimer. He succeeded in developing an exciting and ergonomic artistic design, which in addition to the built-in technical function got a distinctively artistic but pleasing and quite new appearance.
JarKey was shown on national television for the first time during the prime time evening news on Denmarks No. 1 TV station. This laid the foundation for a very successful launch of the product in Denmark.