Finnish designer Tuomas Markunpoika creates gorgeous handcrafted vases using common mass-produced items. To make his “Amalgamated” collection the Design Academy Eindhoven graduate glues hundreds of pencils together, which he then turns with the help of a lathe. These unique objects are both beautiful and functional, and they give us a fresh perspective on an everyday material.
Here at Inhabitat we have already seen household objects and even tiny sculptures created from pencils. But we love the way Tuomas Markunpoika from Studio Markunpoika works them into unique crafty vessels. To make the stunning functional pieces he glues hundreds of hexagonal shape pencils, one by one, using a water-based solution.
Once he has a block of pencils, he gives form to the vases using a lathe machine. This clever process unveils the pencils’ inner beauty through dots and lines. The Amalgamated collection is made from Faber-Castell pencils and in collaboration with Gallery FUMI.
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Photos by Studio Markunpoika