When you think of tools – screwdrivers, Allen keys, hammers and the like – you’d be forgiven for thinking that surely no alternatives exist for their very ‘form follows function’, widely-recognised designs. Introducing Instrumentum, this toolset is designed by Abidur Chowdhury, and as the design is pitching, there is a huge amount of movement and a large argument for making tools less intimidating, particularly for the novice user.
Attempting to overcome the monotony of typical designs’ form as well as their continual design flaw (in that the wooden hammer or screwdriver handles can often break from their metallic parts), Instrumentum’s tools are each manufactured from high-carbon heat-treated steel for all the strength and durability characteristics. As Chowdbury describes, “…The lack of consistency between both the hammerhead and handle, and screwdriver head and handles create a disconnect between the elements that make up the product.”
Further explaining any tools’ distance between novice user and industrial design, “…[Instrumentum’s] hand tools were designed to fit in the home as a quickly accessible product which suits the environment it lives and is used in, with a particular focus on the urban individual who uses these tools infrequently in short bursts instead of the “handyperson” which many tools these days are designed for.”
Beautifully created with a high-quality finish, the fantastically ergonomic designs of Instrumentum’s tools are certainly a cut above any retail-park’s home DIY store ‘basics’. That said, could you argue that Instrumentum’s are too nice to ever be used to smash nails into a wall or chucked into any basket?
Discover more about the designer online at: AbidurChowdhury.com
Novice Or Advanced DIYer?How do you rate yourself in the home DIY area? SATORI & SCOUT really cannot decide whether these designs are too precious or a fantastic refresh of the stagnant toolset design(s).
(Photography Credit : Abidur Chowdhury)