Firn Snow Shovels

Winter is a part of our national identity, and there are few experiences more familiar to the season than shoveling snow.

Firn is a unique design that distills the common winter snow shovel down to its essence. Crafted by local manufacturers within 125 km of Toronto, Firn is a sustainably minded take on a winter classic.

Firn began as a quick design exploration. We stripped the complexity from the modern snow shovel by reducing the archetype to its essential elements: blade, handle and grip. In doing this, we were able to assess the importance of each element and focus on the materials best suited for each component.

In collaboration with Dominik Gmeiner.