Israeli industrial designers Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow unveiled a curious new design that blends 700,000 years of history in a set of very cool tools. Their 'Man Made' collection, created in collaboration with 3D manufacturer Stratasys, updates stone-age axes and spearheads through a unique layering technique. The modern 3D-printed paleo tools' brutal, contrasting aesthetics celebrate evolution and how far we have come.
To make the Paleolithic-inspired tools, Drach and Granchrow reached out to Hebrew University of Jerusalem. ‘Man Made’ was printed from 3D blueprints based on scans of existing tools found from dig sites. These 3D copies turned out, of course, as a more polished interpretation of the originals thanks to the use of modern technology.
The multifunctional set affords cutting wood, digging holes, hunting and also self-defense. But more than its function, it’s their unique juxtaposition that reminds us to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements man has made over the centuries.
Photos by Moti Fishbain