Industrial Luxury: Chic Accessories Inspired by Tool Designs
Ever take inspiration from a simple envelop, envision alternate uses for a set of functional wrenches or wonder what other shape a mirror could take? As much a series of designer explorations as anything, this strange set of objects was derived from the aesthetics of engineering married to ordinary household functions.
A finely designed tool – be it a spatula, spanner or square – can have a certain elegance and timeliness to it, which these designs play upon (in addition to our associated memories).?Moreover, something like a wrench set (naturally of varying lengths) turns out to be surprisingly well-suited to a similar need but different purpose – in this case, a multiple candle holder.
And while it might seem neat that a slide rule looks a lot like a hanger, the movement is a critical part of the piece as well: sliding the metal part makes two types of clothes hanging (shirt or pants) device out of one normally wooden design object (double meaning intended).