toro tissue ring
The starting point was a tissue that didn't pop up. For one tissue to follow another consistently, a slight pressure is needed on the tissues to engage the folds. I imagined an object resting on top of the stack, applying a constant pressure, and realized the box was completely unnecessary.
Instead of covering an ugly box with a less ugly box, as most tissue dispensers do, toro presents the pleasant qualities of the material inside. Function is improved. Any discontinuity in the flow of tissues caused by a misfold at the factory is easily restarted, since everything is visible. And that means it's impossible to run out unexpectedly.
In the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. MoMA