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groovisions 100 tools
groovisions
2015
 
‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.’ William Morris’ popular mantra chimes loudly when considering the subject matter of the compact compendium shown. Compiled and curated by Tokyo-based design studio groovisions, it celebrates one hundred utensils for modern living that are, in their own words, ‘functional, simple, and very well designed.’

Each article of equipment is accompanied by an image, specifications and a short text, as well as intermittent interviews with the designers and makers behind them or their brands. Some of these ‘tools’ bear the signs of wear and tear; evidence of their day-to-day use that further justifies their inclusion.

The eclectic array of items—each categorised into five distinct areas of use: ‘Mountain’, ‘Indoor’, ‘City’, ‘Ride’ and ‘Desktop’—neatly conveys the personalities, tastes and sensibilities of the groovisions team. As objects picked for purpose, they build a picture of their working lives and extra-curricular activities, and how they travel between the two.

The reader can be confident that the contents of this publication have been painstakingly chosen by years of actual use; a directory of design quality for everyday apparatus. In fact, it has in this respect become a tool itself. And a beautiful one at that.
 
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