The Plane is the first in a range of highly crafted brass and solid walnut model making tools to perform tasks that require the upmost in accuracy and skill. Housing precision ground carbon steel blades from Swann Morton’s arts, crafts and modellers (ACM) range, the tools have been designed to function as task driven objects and as frames showcasing the exacting manufacture of each blade – from the angle of the grind to the pressed product number. Further tools to feature in the range include a mite joint cutter and fold scorer.
Founded in Sheffield in 1932 Swann-Morton started by producing razor blades, working out of a small workshop and building their own machinery. Since then the company has developed a worldwide reputation for quality scalpels and blades that is second to none.
The modelling tools have been produced In conjunction with the Designers in Residence Tools for Everyday life project, an ongoing brief set to the Designers In Residence community with the intention of investigating the language of task focused objects – products that lead to the creation of something else.