modern stone + flint tools by ami drach + dov ganchrow
modern stone + flint tools by ami drach + dov ganchrow modern stone + flint tools by ami drach + dov ganchrow
oct 12, 2012

modern stone + flint tools by ami drach + dov ganchrow

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.



also presented: hungarian design award 2012 design lectures by fabio novembre and ineke hans design tours and open studios fiskars village is guest of honour fashion shows

  • sooo, arty

    raph says:
  • Another great work Bu AmiDov – funny, witty and innovative.

    What a a tragic loss to the design world and Israel particularly – Ami R.I.P. we love here

    ET says:
  • tragically and sadly, Ami drach, passed away unexpectadly from cardiac arrest recently, at a young age. he was my teacher during my industrial design studies, he was both a great teacher, a great designer and a good man. may he rest in peace.

    ori sonnenschein says:
  • ori,
    thank you for letting us know, this is very sad.
    we knew him from bezalel institute and will miss him.

    birgit/designboom says:
  • great design idea. rip ami 🙁

    jake says:
  • I’m sorry to say that Ami Drach passed away on September 5th in his house in Tel-Aviv from cardiac arrest, leaving behind a wife and three daughters. Among his many accomplishments was heading the Industrial Design Department at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel, from 2004 to 2008. He will be missed by all that have had the opportunity to cross paths with him.

    amok69 says:

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