Working with numerous sketches and countless working cardboard prototypes helped generate a 100% hand-crafted toolbox. This project lasted 2 months and tested all of my design skills.
The base of the box is an adapted carpenter’s toolbox with a stained and sealed cherry handle. The base has one large and one small compartment for tool organization.
The box lid is made from aluminum mesh and when taken off the body of the box, opens to store smaller tools, nails, etc. It is hinged on two sides and latches magnetically.
The lid is inverted when on the box in the closed position. It straps and snaps into place with hand-dyed leather straps. This causes the toolbox to become a mysterious geometric object.
The design principle behind this toolbox is to exude curiosity and conversation about the strange metal form in the living room.