dan schaumann - design, education, engineering

Vestige

Vestige is a collaborative project completed with the team at Streng. It is an exploration of the domestic toolkit.

Vestige is a collaborative project completed with the team at Streng. It is an exploration of the domestic toolkit.

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Modern toolkits often contain bulky, seldom used tools that needlessly increase the footprint and weight of the kit.  This prevents the user from keeping it in an easy-to-reach location; often it is hidden away in a closet or drawer.

Modern toolkits often contain bulky, seldom used tools that needlessly increase the footprint and weight of the kit.  This prevents the user from keeping it in an easy-to-reach location; often it is hidden away in a closet or drawer.

By paring down the selection of tools to the absolute necessities - hammer, cut, drive, and measure - the Vestige Toolkit maintains a compact form factor while conveying a simple and clear use case.

By paring down the selection of tools to the absolute necessities - hammer, cut, drive, and measure - the Vestige Toolkit maintains a compact form factor while conveying a simple and clear use case.

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As our society moves away from the physical, reliance on traditional tools will undoubtedly wane. The tools included as part of Vestige are essential to domestic life and their relevance is assured.

As our society moves away from the physical, reliance on traditional tools will undoubtedly wane. The tools included as part of Vestige are essential to domestic life and their relevance is assured.

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In designing Vestige, we explore tools currently available and take inspiration from the most efficient, durable items

In designing Vestige, we explore tools currently available and take inspiration from the most efficient, durable items

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Prototypes are developed to verify ergonomic fit and visual proportion. Knife handles are 3d printed and use standard blades.

Prototypes are developed to verify ergonomic fit and visual proportion. Knife handles are 3d printed and use standard blades.

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