The Northern Tool box

   

Product Summary
Avoiding a nostalgic retreat from new technology, the development of this product embraced digitally driven technology whilst making full use traditional woodworking processes.

Product Story

This product is the result of an investigation of utilitarian design language and the beauty of what might be called ‘low-tech’ or ‘traditional’ tools. The intention has been to apply this exploration to contemporary everyday functions and tasks . An understanding of the historical development of hand-tools was gained from vintage catalogues and interviews with collectors. Avoiding a nostalgic retreat from new technology, the development of the product embraced digitally driven technology whilst making full use traditional woodworking processes. The result is a very simple newspaper rack that references a Carpenters toolbox. Made from black dyed solid Ash, it is constructed with dovetail joints. The turned wooden handle has a laser etched ‘knurl’ to notionally add grip but also give a very domestic object an engineered value.

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