Tricky to use and impractical? Takes up too much space on a desktop? Maybe these things and more, but I can’t take my eyes off of industrial designer Michiel Cornelissen’s 36 Pencil Bowl.
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“It’s a tribute to the ubiquitous, and lovely, hexagonal colour pencil,” writes Utrecht-based Cornelissen. “It’s also a representative of a new internet-friendly production model: combining relatively simple, locally available materials with high tech, custom designed interface parts.”
The bowl, which is made from laser sintered polyamide, is sized to fit standard hexagonal pencils with a 7mm cross section (from flat-to-flat); that includes the Stabilo Aquacolor 1600, the Caran d’Ache Prismalo I and the Prismacolor Verithin.