Thursday, March 20, 2014

David Irwin for Swann Morton

Designed for Swann Morton's arts, crafts, and modelers (ACM) lineup, this hand plane, created from solid walnut and brass, is the first in a series of tools to be designed for the renowned the English blade manufacturer. The project is in partnership with Designers in Residence Tools for Everyday life, a project promoting the importance of "utilitarian products and the value of making skills." The combination of the tool's preciousness and utilitarianism takes a minute to fully resolve in your head, demanding both a reverence for it and the confidence to use it. For more, visit David Irwin. Inspired by this post on Remodelista







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