CLAW IN HAMMER
A claw hammer on the market mostly focuses on its performance so that it lacks visual and physical safety. Claw in hammer keeps basic functions of a claw hammer but gives solutions for both safety and visual issue. Instead of exposing claw, Claw in hammer simply keeps its claw inside the frame of the head and still performs its duty or even extends its useful life. It also adopts organic design language in visual and aesthetic aspects to suggest safe and fresh design.
category / Safer hammer
material / cast steel, rubber
W 130 x D 35 x H 310
Red dot concept award 2012 winner
Instead of exposing claw, Claw-in-hammer simply keeps its claw inside the frame of the head and still performs its duty and it also does functions of both a claw hammer and double-face hammer. Claw-in-hammer separates itself from other ordinary hammers in structural and safety aspects. A groove on the head was designed to fit the variety size of nails smallest nail up to the biggest.
This design was initiated in Taehun's undergraduate year. The sketch and the soft mock-up process suggested the modifications on styling and its structure. Structural defects and a curvature of a claw were mainly dealt in three dimensional sketches. Thoughts on the curvature of a claw and the minimum radius of nails’ heads helped apply into the creation. He also tried to find out potential discomforts that could be found in use.