The TC12 is a exceptional Camera from ALPA, a small Swiss manufacturer. It was a challenge to design a new handle for this sophisticated camera system. The photographer should have a secure and steady grip and the camera should point and feel naturally in the hand. From the design point of view the new handle should fit seamless into the existing and distinct design of the ALPA cameras.
We started by developing the ergonomics. Mainly working with mock-up models so we could immediately evaluate the performance.
Once satisfied with the result, the models were scanned and the final design was applied.
The combination of natural materials such as wood and technical parts in aluminum are functional and aesthetic at the same time.