Naxe Axe by Hakan Gürsu

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Naxe

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Axe

INSPIRATION:
Inspired by the multi purpose tools that operates on different levels of cutting such as metal, wood, ropes etc., Naxe is designed to provide a rugged yet precision alternative for users.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Naxe is a professional axe for search and rescue teams that need sturdy and stable tools for maximized performance. The design of the axe helps to distribute the force evenly without vibration and provides enhanced shear force for cutting. Using high tech materials, Naxe is lightweight and enables an efficient grip and strike with its curved handle. Offered with sheath and leash with various color options, the tool is suitable for manual utility tasks as well.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The blade is interchangeable and a substitute is nested within the handle.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Ankara

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The main body is comprised of carbon steel whereas the handle is made of lightweight carbon fiber material. Soft touch plastics is used in the handle grip with various color options.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
-

TAGS:
axe, axe design, hand tool

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The insights collected from emergency teams that use hardware tools were used in the design ideation process to create an effective tool design.

CHALLENGE:
Main challenge was to create an intuitive tool that has a natural feel as an extension of the arm.

ADDED DATE:
2016-02-10 13:24:19

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Designnobis Team

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image courtesy of Designnobis

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Designnobis

PROFILE:
Designnobis is an award winning design consultancy with a visionary approach on product design. Founded in 2006, we have ranked among top industrial design firms by achieving nearly a hundred design awards only through 7 years. Specializing in product development and brand identity, we help our clients to differentiate in market by creating products and services with strategic value. We handle design services from research and concept development phase to prototyping and production process. Acting upon the creativity and interdisciplinary teamwork that product development process requires, we aim to become a sustainable innovation center. Our skills include product design, space design, strategy development, brand identity, prototyping and graphic design.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Naxe Axe by Hakan Gürsu is a Nominee in Hardware, Power and Hand Tools Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Naxe Axe by Hakan Gürsu is Winner in Hardware, Power and Hand Tools Design Category, 2015 - 2016.



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