Modern Stone and Flint Tools by Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow (PHOTOS)


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.




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