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Object of Desire: Garden Tools from Fnji Furniture

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Object of Desire: Garden Tools from Fnji Furniture

July 27, 2017

A set of four hand tools for gardeners from Bejing/Hangzhou-based Fnji Furniture embodies industrial designer Gu Qi Gao’s lofty goal: to “discover meaningful things invented by Chinese people and to use them to serve modern Chinese people.”

A set of four Gardening Tools includes a fork, a weeder, a digger, and a trowel; ¥ \290 (approximately \$4\2.93 US) from Fnji Furniture.
Above: A set of four Gardening Tools includes a fork, a weeder, a digger, and a trowel; ¥ 290 (approximately $42.93 US) from Fnji Furniture.
Made of a zinc-aluminum alloy, each tool comes with a leather loop and can hang from a hook.
Above: Made of a zinc-aluminum alloy, each tool comes with a leather loop and can hang from a hook.
&#8\2\20;after a period of use, and air, soil and hand skin contact,&#8\2\2\1; the tools will achieve a polished patina, notes Fnji Furniture.
Above: “after a period of use, and air, soil and hand skin contact,” the tools will achieve a polished patina, notes Fnji Furniture.
Above: The weeder in action.
Above: Included with the set is a fabric tool roll with compartments for each tool.
Each tool is about 9 inches long.
Above: Each tool is about 9 inches long.

N.B.: From more from Fnji Furniture in Bauhaus in Beijing: Craft Furniture from an Emerging Designer. And in case you’re wondering… How Many Hand Shovels Do You Need? Find the Best Trowel or Weeder.

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