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HAND 01 - THE STORY

HAND 01 is the first product from HAND Studio.


It is a packable, refillable, paper-topped modular table available in five sizes, using birchplywood and G . F Smith papers.

The table is the embodiment of HAND Studio’s ethos - focusing on the heart of the design process - harnessing and celebrating the simplicity of putting pencil to paper and celebrating creativity, beautifully. 

HAND brings together Liam Hopkins’ specialism in 3D Design and Daren Newman’s internationally-renowned custodianship of hand-crafted type and illustration. In the development of HAND 01 they were joined by collaborator and paper product innovator Debbie Wigglesworth (The Paper Collaborative), together considering questions of how they can make creativity happen anywhere using their collective knowledge and passion. The result is a product that is as versatile as it is desirable, and as functional as it is elegant.

A size range that takes HAND 01 from the boot of a car (HAND 01.1 - L 600 x W 400 x H 250) to the centre of a creative studio (HAND 01.5 L 2400 x W 900 x H 780), HAND Studio has strived to ensure that HAND 01 is as accessible to as many disciplines – creative or not – as possible. The ‘unpack and create’, no-tool construction of HAND 01.1, unpacked from a custom-made plywood box, ensures that busy and mobile creatives, whether they are an architect or a group of school children, are unrestricted in their ambitions by location. Meanwhile, the larger size variants begin to set HAND 01 at the heart of home studios, large offices and public spaces.

The development of the table has gone from the hearts and minds of the three people minded to develop it, to the computer modelling processes required to precision plan each component part to the ‘touch and feel’ stage of selecting the appropriate materials.
G . F Smith, contemporary paper innovators, are partners in the development and continued opportunity inherent within HAND 01, providing the high-quality and versatile paper stock that will come with each table and offered in refill packs for each subsequent stage of its life as the creative heart of people’s homes, studios, workshops, class rooms and more.