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Staples Space-Saver Shredder

Staples asked tool. to explore one of their most important product categories — paper shredders. As a market leader in the shredder space, Staples is always looking to innovate and improve the user experience. tool. was tasked with creating shredder concepts to be placed in small spaces — under the desk, on the desktop, etc. […]

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Highs and Lows in Sochi

tool. has been engaged in the design and engineering of snowboard helmets for a long while. Nearly any RED or Anon [Burton] helmet you see these days was designed and/or engineered by the people of tool. We are very excited to see our work flying past our eyes at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Snowboarders […]

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Staples Packaging Design

Staples and tool. have worked together on hundreds of projects. Our collaboration on a recent packaging program — the Brand Ink Packaging — won an Innovation Award from Store Brands Decisions. We focused on a better shopping experience for the Staples customer while exploring an environmentally conscious packaging solution. The results were bold and truly […]

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Yakima Hitch Rack Family

tool. and Yakima worked side-by-side on a dynamic reboot of their hitch-mount bike rack family. tool. ultimately executed the design, engineering and prototyping for five different hitch rack bike carriers. tool. set the tone by presenting Yakima with a robust selection of family design languages. From there, all five products were re-designed, including critical user […]

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LL Bean Trailblazer Snowshoe

tool. worked closely with LL Bean to create a revolutionary snowshoe incorporating the BOA binding system. The legendary BOA closure provides superfast binding adjustment and can be operated with a gloved hand. tool. designed, engineered and prototyped the snowshoe to meet rigorous performance standards and end user needs. This snowshoe is a game changer. Congratulations […]

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BIG NEWS FROM CES 2014

Congratulations to our friends at MakerBot on the launch of the Replicator Mini and the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem! We took pride in watching Bre Pettis introduce an ultra-cool product with amazing features and one-touch 3D printing. It was a great moment, because tool. designers and engineers played a very active role in helping MakerBot with […]

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Sequence STILLMOTION Yoga Mat

Stephanie Connaughton and Lisa Franks approached tool. with an idea for an innovative new yoga mat — a mat that improved overall performance, allowed for more traction, maintained a portable weight, provided the best possible stability and afforded the maximum amount of control in rigorous postures. tool. accepted the challenge and ventured off into the […]

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PCK OLED City Light

Philips Color Kinetics asked tool. to create an engaging, connected lighting fixture based on OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology. The big picture goal was to produce a concept for responsive environments, where people are able to interact with the fixture in various ways — physically, digitally, “wirelessly” and more. Our design and engineering teams answered […]

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Core77 Design Award

“Congratulations! You are a…Notable Honoree for the Core77 2013 Design Awards!”  We REALLY enjoyed reading these words on Friday morning. tool., Inc. is pleased to announce its work on the Sync Think EYE-SYNC was awarded as a Notable Honoree in the Equipment category in the Core77 2013 Design Awards.  Our winning entry can be found […]

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LIGHTFAIR International 2013

I recently had the opportunity to walk the floor of LIGHTFAIR International 2013, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, in Philadelphia, PA. tool. has worked on a myriad of lighting projects, and we’re always interested in what’s new in the lighting industry. Not surprisingly, the show was dominated by […]

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