Combining art and photography, London based design company Makers Cabinet has created a new drawing tool aptly named Iris. Iris has been designed to provide users with the perfect tool for drawing and measuring circles. Simply rotate the rings to open and close its captivating aperture mechanism, “Iris will inspire you with every stroke of your pencil”.
“At Makers Cabinet, we believe that drawing and writing tools should guide the path towards creativity rather than limit its potential. Instead of being a burdening generic tool the Iris is intuitive and unique. We aim to inspire everybody that uses the Iris with a sense of satisfaction. Its mesmerising mechanism sparks delight in everyone that sees it open and close. We believe that the Iris helps rejuvenate the flow of creativity at moments of mental block.”
“The concept of the Iris came from conversations with our Kickstarter Community. Our supporters said that circle drawing tools lacked innovation and were difficult to use. These tools were unreliable and short-lived. So, we set out to completely redesign the circle drawing tool. As amateur photographers, we noticed that camera apertures were reliable mechanisms and were surprised that they had not yet been developed for other purposes. In response to this observation, we designed an instrument that brings the quality of the camera aperture to your desk.”
Iris is now available to back via Kickstarter from £67 offering a 25% discount off the recommended retail price. Offering an alternative to a rotary compass which is sometimes difficult to hold and are useless without a ruler.