Designed and crafted for the sophisticated adventurer
Custom-built navigation instruments, multi-purpose tools, metrology & illumination solutions, expedition mementos, and morale patches in limited editions and small runs.
At Wndsn we share your fascination for adventure rooted in science and education. We create the tools for pursuing that adventure. Tools that persist, and work when everything else fails. We design mementos for fellow explorers, celebrating those times you prevail. With our creations we strive to make your adventures more memorable, reflecting your ambitions, visions, and struggles beyond the shiny surface. We produce archival quality products by combining techniques proven over centuries with cutting edge methods and research. Designed with intent for long term value with an iconic, unique, recognizable style.
How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
We are a small research & design shop favoring limited edition, manufactured runs. We offer monthly new products, continuously shaping and evolving our signature style. We love to share the excitement and appreciation of a childlike yet educated curiosity.
- Hard-use, archival quality products
- Small, collectible editions
- Recognizable, timeless and sophisticated style
Wndsn stands for adventure, overcoming natural and man-made challenges, self-reliance and mindfulness. We provide that which can't be improvised. Our equipment and concepts are inspired by arcane science and cross-disciplinary exploration in the spirit of the Renaissance. We apply existing empirical knowledge to provide essential tools for contemporary adventurers.
We design and manufacture low-tech, high-utility tools and instruments with the objective of providing or enhancing "that, which can't be improvised" in low-probability, high-impact scenarios where it is most needed, yet usually unavailable or non-permissive.
When we come to understand architecture as the essential nature of all harmonious structure we will see that it is the architecture of music that inspired Bach and Beethoven, the architecture of painting that is inspiring Picasso as it inspired Velasquez, that it is the architecture of life itself that is the inspiration of the great poets and philosophers.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Accurate and meaningful, non-arbitrary designs inspired by Bauhaus architecture, obsessive about achieving non-random, iconic, strong geometric compositions. The guiding principle is to define a distinct visual language with a diverse vocabulary and grammar, across materials, media, and tools embracing simplicity, precision, clarity, and boldness. Intended function and materials dictate shape and form.
In a sterile high-tech world, blades and naked metal are considered barbaric relics of ancient times. But what happens when the lights go out? Exactly, low-tech. Windson is the legend of a Norseman; son of strong winds and the sea. Badass with style and an edge, literally or not. Powerful, mean & nice, steely, but not too polished.
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