The Edge

UniversityRoyal College of Art
Lead Designer
Prize(s)3rd Place in Office Equipment / Productivity Tools/Presentations
Entry Description

The Edge is a multifunctional ruler which combines ease of use and aesthetics.

Rulers are one of the most common tools for drawing and measuring. Traditional rulers are often inconvenient to pick up and control on a piece of paper. They present difficulties in locating starting points, drawing angles and creating parallel lines.

This innovative tool combines all the essential functions of a regular ruler, try square and protractor with improved ergonomics for pick up and control without any complicated mechanisms or parts.

The Edge consists of a U-shaped body with block ends. The U-shaped profile contains finger control points for more natural and ergonomic handling. The ends contain pivot points, protractor angles, coin holes and a hook for enhancement of drawing, measuring and storing. Overall shape and numbering system accommodate both right-hand and left-hand users.