Creative Pencils For Creative Minds

Edited by: Roberta De Monte roberta.demonte@positive-magazine.com Design by: Tuomas Markunpoika Proofreading: Bianca Baroni Photos © Studio Markunpoika Creativity can freely transform any object into another, any tool may become material to another. Using it on a daily basis, the beauty of a simple pencil can be unnoticed even if it allows us to express our thoughts and convey […]

Edited by: Roberta De Monte roberta.demonte@positive-magazine.com

Design by: Tuomas Markunpoika

Proofreading: Bianca Baroni

Photos © Studio Markunpoika

Creativity can freely transform any object into another, any tool may become material to another. Using it on a daily basis, the beauty of a simple pencil can be unnoticed even if it allows us to express our thoughts and convey information.

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For this reason, the Finnish designer Tuomas Markunpoika decided to use pencils to create a series of vases called Amalgamated, a collection that explores the relationship between a mass production ‘tool’ and its individual purpose.

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The vases are created by gluing; in fact, taking advantage of the hexagonal shape of the pencils, the designer has pasted one facet of a pencil to another creating a single block. The block is subsequently worked on the lathe and turned into the final shape. The flow of each form reveals a different pattern of internal structure revealing the beauty of the pencil.

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Amalgamated is available in different shapes – 30 cm tall (edition of 30) and 45 cm tall (edition of 18) – and a range of colour options. The entire collection is made in collaboration with the Gallery FUMI and Faber-Castell and it will be on show at Design Miami/Basel 2014.

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