modern stone and flint tools by ami drach + dov ganchrow
presented at the 2012 budapest design week, tel aviv-based design studio, ami drach and dov ganchrow have developed a series
of tools that revisit humanity’s oldest artifacts in a modern context. by looking at the mastery of tool-making and its driving force
in human advancement, the new iteration of stone objects condenses time into singular pieces.
the set is a result of an experimental exploration of the realm of tool making. where stone and flint tools have been the means of our ancestors’
survival for over a million years, they magnify our bodily (teeth, fingernails, fists etc.) capabilities of cutting and chopping, sawing and pounding.
through a method of three-dimensionally scanning and printing, the ancient artifacts are digitally outfitted with custom-designed handles,
encapsulating the rugged forms in a perfectly enclosed case. by juxtaposing the polarities of the manufacturing processes in computer
generated forms, an intersection of material technologies and functionality coincide on a tangible scale.
you can see designboom’s coverage of ami drach and dov ganchrow’s previous 3D iteration here.
slow design – slow down! is the imperative of designhet / budapest design week 2012 from 28.09. to 07.10.2012.
designboom is international media partner of design het.
design creations from 12 countries offer individualist responses to the most urging social and ecological issues.
curated by rita mária halasi.