Gold Winner 2022 – T³ scale ruler - Architecture Collection
Gold Winner of the Architecture & Design Collection Awards 2022

T³ scale ruler

Office Accessories Design Built
Professional Category

Architect / Designer:

Ken Lam


Yuan Design Studio

Design Team:

Ken Lam, Founder and Designer of Yuan Design Studio


Yuan Design Studio


Hong Kong
Standard Y-shape scale ruler usually contains 6 scales, which may not be useful enough for professional design. These rulers, sometimes, are either too big to be carried around, or too small that the measurement cannot be read properly. T³ pinpoints all the problems and provide 12 scales, which can be split into 3 separate rulers, every detail in T³ is enhanced to provide better user experience. Our concept of T³ comes from Tower Crane – an agile machinery that offers amazing lifting capability. We see geometry in the crane, more than just a physical triangular structure. These three-line shapes are often seen in architectural design as they provide strength and stability. T³ is designed in a way that a symmetrical triangle can be formed through using 3 of its individual triangular ruler, such design allows each T-ruler to carry 4 scales/graduations. With the built-in precise magnetics, T³ looks no different from standard ruler, but it provides much more functions. T³ is a never-before-seen creative measurement tool. Along with all our previous designs, T³ follows Yuan’s principal concept that focuses on Geometry and Symmetry. T³ is a practical decorated tool, while showcasing its balance and harmony through its geometric patterns when observed from atop. 3 T-rulers with 12 scales are held together by precise magnetic design. Consider the habitual use of regular scale rulers, the 12 scales arrangement of T³ are carefully planned: 6 frequent used scales (same as standard scale rulers) engraved on outer triangle – 1:20, 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 1:60, 1:100 while 6 special scales engraved on inner triangle – 1:15, 1:25, 1:75, 1:80, 1:125, 1:175 Gently switching to either side of the T-rulers, you can easily measure with the right scale. T³ is an ultimate ruler for architects and interior designers. T-ruler with cm, Inch, Point and Pica in 1 ruler A regular straightedge lacks Point (~font size) and Pica, the typographic units used in printing. By using T-ruler you can conveniently translate the measurements you see on screen versus that you see on paper. By combining these 4 measurements into one ruler, T-ruler is the one tool that you need to design for both print and digital.

Yuan Design Studio

Balancing aesthetics and functionality in our products is the tenet of Yuan design studio. We want to present the aesthetic appeal and uniqueness of our products by making use of use different composition of geometric shapes, origami structures, nature elements and materials. There are 2 main product lines of our brand – Stationery and Houseware. Apart from product design, Yuan also provides regular workshops which allow customer experience the fabrication of our product.

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