Pencils are used in a variety of applications and can be a powerful tool of expression for people who associate themselves with the written word or visual arts. “Amalgamated” is a collection of vases from Finnish designer Tuomas Markunpoika in collaboration with Gallery FUMI and Faber-Castell, created to explore the relationship between the mass produced “tool” and the potential individualism it facilitates. By repurposing the objects as raw material, this project aims to provide commentary about how the pencil when being used for its intended purpose, goes unnoticed.
The construction of the vases start by carefully gluing one facet of a pencil to another, fully utilizing their hexagonal shape.
The individual pencils come together in block form which is then reshaped with a lathe to form these beautiful vases.
The curves of each vase reveal the inner structure of the pencil, uncovering a pattern of color and form hidden just below the surface.
You can see the whole process in this video:
The limited edition vases are available in both 12-inch and 16-inch variations, as well as a variety of color options. See more of this collection here.
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Tags : Amalgamation, Faber-Castell, Gallery FUMI, Tuomas Markunpoika