At the 2012 Budapest Design Week, designers Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow presented the Modern Stone flint stones, a reinvented fusion of ancient tools and modern day technology.
The designers have integrated these essential ancient items into everyday tools such as knives and axes. Stones and flint were vital to life in the old times, as they were used to creating weapons and fire. Without it, there'd be no safety, no warmth and no food. According to design boom, these handles were made "through a method of three-dimensionally scanning and printing," which is why the custom made handles can wrap around the uneven stone so perfectly.
Despite the new design for the Modern stone flint stones, the designers still maintained the rugged features that existed over a thousand years ago, creating a fine balance.
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Modern Stone Flint Stones Bring Old Technology into Modern Tools
1. Fusion of Ancient and Modern Tools - Opportunity for creating innovative tools that combine traditional materials and techniques with modern technology.
2. 3D Scanning and Printing in Tool Design - Disruptive potential for utilizing advanced scanning and printing technologies to customize tool handles and improve functionality.
3. Preservation of Rugged Features in Modern Tools - Opportunity to create a balance between ancient aesthetics and modern functionality in tool design.
1. Tool Manufacturing - Incorporating ancient materials and techniques into tool production can lead to unique products with a competitive edge.
2. 3D Scanning and Printing - Applying 3D scanning and printing technologies to tool design can revolutionize the manufacturing process and create custom-made tools.
3. Heritage and Traditional Crafts - Combining ancient and modern elements in tools can provide opportunities for artisans and craftsmen to showcase their skills and preserve heritage.