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How might I challenge the archetype of a kettle bell?

Over time, the archetypes for many objects have become universal to the extent that they are essentially invisible. While studying common archetypes, I discovered the Anglepoise Lamp by George Carwardine. This lamp stuck out because of its functionality, user engagement, and versatile shape. Utilizing knowledge from the Anglepoise lamp, I set out to create my own archetype for an object.


The traditional kettlebell is utilitarian in nature and has a multitude of uses. The Swan is an at-home luxury kettlebell for single-arm movements. Pushing form versus function, the goal is to upgrade the experience, narrative, and aesthetics surrounding the kettlebell.

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