This is an unusual project, to say the least. Italian industrial designer Francesco Faccin used a CNC mill and a lasercutter to produce the oldest of old-school objects: A manual Firestarter.
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“Re-Fire-Kit is an object designed to reflect on essential human needs. A kit designed for manual fire-lighting, it has been produced using contemporary, widely-available sophisticated tools and production processes.”
“This project is emotionally charged and extremely physical; it cuts across innumerable frustrating attempts to identify the perfect equilibrium between the various components.”
“When I actually managed to create fire with my own hands, I was overwhelmed by a powerful sensation of self-sufficiency and independence: at the end of the day, what else matters…?”