In Brief

Auxiliary Tools share a single powered base so as to streamline a homeowner's toolkit

Gareth Ladley, a freelance industrial designer based in London, was inspired by how much time home appliances spend sitting idle. An egg beater only sees action a few times a month, while lawnmowers sit ignored through an entire winter in most areas. He developed Auxiliary Tools for the kitchen, so a single, modular tool would waste less money and space.

Beyond the lives of ordinary tools, Ladley was also inspired by the services Zipcar and Airbnb, both of which encourage using spaces or objects that are otherwise standing idle. He reasoned that a single motor could power both a drill and a juicer, if the motor was compatible with both.

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