Annual magazine that promotes know-how and technique in design, craft or industry.
Tools magazine is the brainchild of Clémentine Berry, who also founded the Twice art direction studio in Paris. This annual publication aims to simultaneously promote and investigate the details of manufacturing techniques and expertise used art, design, interior architecture, industry and trade. Each issue focuses on a particular technique (moulding, folding, etc.), and the theme is used to select feature subjects and pieces, as well as the persons interviewed. Tools is crafted as a comprehensive inventory of design techniques.
Weaving together past and present, it draws on history to illustrate how techniques have been handed down through the ages, paying homage to the creators behind the cult objects we use in our everyday lives, and whose work embodies the stories that lie at the very genesis of our shared human ingenuity.
ISSUE 2: TO WAVE
Through a historical assessment, reports from factories, the deciphering of savoir-faire, and iconic objects, Tools offers an enquiry into the weavings of yesteryear and the current day, by paying particular attention to those who produce the cult objects of our everyday life and thus convey the histories behind our shared imagination.
Edited by Clémentine Berry and Isabelle Moisy Cobti.
Texts by Isabelle Moisi Cobti, Marie Godfrain, Clément Aadli, Jenna Castetbon & Romuald Roudier, Camille Azaïs, Mathieu Buard...
Published in September 2022
Bilingual edition (English / French)
21 x 30 cm (softcover)
248 pages (ill.)