Brancusi did it best: tools as sculpture (as a child, he learned to carve wooden farm tools, and later, in his Paris atelier, he lined his wall with the tools of his trade). Here are eight examples of interiors featuring implements as wall art.
Above: An axe and bicycle parts as decor; via Atelier 688 in Toronto.
Above: An arrangement of vintage scissors at Amsterdam cafe Sla.
Above: The workshop of Brooklyn-based Ariele Alesko.
Above: Hammers over a workstation; via Something Borrowed.
Above: VIntage pulleys at the Salt House Inn in Provincetown.
Above: A well-organized jewelry-making setup in the home of Kim Victoria Wearne and Stuart Beer in Melbourne; via The Design Files.
Above: Brancusi’s atelier in Paris; via Maria Moyer.
For more tool inspiration, and some readymade collections, see Art from Everyday Objects: East Market Street Antiques.