the intelligent hand


handmate by ursula grass from germany

designer's own words:

hands are our most important and precious tools. unique but multifunctional, hands are the interface between our mental skills and the outside world. they allow us to leave our individual handprint on everything we touch and to sense the handprint of everything around us. so it`s about the input and output that happens at this unique interface: the print of your hand - or your 3d scanned hand, brought by software in the accurate position for the perfect use of a tool of your choice (handhold of a knife, pen, saw etc), cast in high quality steel, polished and chromed, is our statement on how to treat our most valuable unique tools.

there`s the need for individual haptic pleasure. to make our own tools use tools perfectly.


copy_13_pic_2.jpg 2

copy_9_pic_3.jpg 3

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    shortlisted entries