In collaboration with

Vincent DeRienzo


Arches, known more commonly as the Tool project, started with a tortilla press and a simple concept, draw it. From there, we then drew the motion of the tool. After that, we took a section cut through that motion. After that, we took our section cut and one of the section cuts our partner made and created the form between the two.

Our final model was refined from the form of the tortilla press and a knife sharpener. Its form plays with light and weight, the heavy arches floating above the rays that carve golden stripes into the base.