Humble by Design

I have two printers at home and not one of them as smart as this Humble Home Printer by Tom Peach. For eons printers have got the second-class treatment as computer peripherals; at the most they get jazzed up with colors or integrate some new tech feature. Design-wise they remain boxy as ever! Humble is a refreshing change and given the detailed plans, I’m sure it will be a practical home option.

Tom says, “The home printing market is saturated with products that have been born out of the ‘office environment’. Their functionality, usability and styling originate from an environment intended for business, high levels of productivity and heavy usage. Humble moves away from conventional expectations of ‘a printer’ through simple and enjoyable interaction, heightened convenience, improved space economy, better ink level awareness and a reduction of work-related equipment visible in the home.”

Designer: Tom Peach


  • anthony designstein says:

    very creative and refreshing! i want one asap.

  • What are the applications you use to come up with the final design?

  • Florence Chan says:

    Cool! I would love to have one as well.

  • Emma says:

    This is an amazing new look at an object that we use daily ! Thnx

  • Tom Peach says:

    Thank you to everyone for the kind words! It’s always great to hear positive reactions from people about my work.

  • Tom Peach says:

    Hi Akhabue,

    In terms of what you see here, there’s a lot of Photoshop over the top of a block model that was photographed in context. There’s also a 3DS Max model with a little bit of Photoshop applied to it.

    I hope that this helps!

  • WZhang says:

    Love the implementation of the scanner. Very creative.

  • Tom Peach says:

    Thank you WZhang,

    Whilst I was keen to simplify the ‘home printer’, it was important to think about the features that people are seduced by and find practical in the home environment – the scanner is one of these features.

    Glad you like it!

  • sanderz says:

    It looks like a file case at first glance. I like the design of this printer. It won’t take up too much space on your desk. It’s perfect for small offices.

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