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The Measure Collection
We combined minimal forms with precise measurements. Machined from a solid block of aluminum, each is an example of clean design made to last.

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Draw a Little Inspiration
Every desk gets cluttered. We were inspired to design drawing tools that wouldn’t add to that clutter, because they would look great on display. Whether you were looking at them, or working with them, they help your workflow.

Why not use tools that you wouldn’t want to put away?

We were inspired by the curves, the chamfers, and the construction methods found through our everyday carry collection. We set out to design desk tools with a similar soul.
Through the design process, we settled on a 6 inch (15cm) ruler, with both metric and standard markings. We designed the triangle and protractor on the same scale.
Made the Hard Way
We looked at tools we had lying around. Most were constructed by simply punching the shape from a sheet of metal or plastic, with numbers and marks printed or etched into the surface. This manufacturing style gets the job done—but we wanted to create tools that were better. Each of our tools is machined from a solid block of metal, with the marks permanently machined into the surface. Flat punched material is limited to two dimensions, whereas machining allows interesting three-dimensional shapes to emerge. It’s a harder, more intensive process, but it allows us to push our sculptural design.

"A totally machined ruler is kind of radical. We could take the form into vertical dimensions that aren’t possible with a sheet of metal."

SEAN KELLY
Lead Product Designer
Wonderful to (Be)Hold
The structure of our desk tools makes them better handling and easier to pick up. They fit nicely into your hands. We created a numberless design, using precision machined marks and circles to indicate useful measurements, leaving the surface uncluttered.
Three to Tango
The ruler, protractor and triangle were designed together, each informing the next. Balance, symmetry, completeness—all achieved with the set.
Shape Up
Each of the three simple shapes is available separately, for your desk or workspace.

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Design Inspires What You Do
We at Grovemade believe the tools you immerse yourself in reflect who you are and the meaning behind your work.

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