trowel was developed for age-friendly tools brand
SKC in 2004. Sprout's inclusive design user research
methodology led to the new shape for a handle.
The splayed front part fits between the thumb
and first finger, making it easier to apply force
forwards. Trowels are also turned upside down
and used vertically.
Sprout Design Ltd. 2003, 2004.
A snap-fit is used to allow
disassembly for recycling, or the separate replacement
of trowel head or handle should one break.