Sebastian bought this for his dad. It was designed by Norie Matsumoto as β€˜an object for 2020’. Anyone who still uses a pencil in 2020 will be aware of it as anachronistic. Sharpening with this is almost ritualistic – tactile and deliberate, the sharp blade, the woody smell of curled shavings collected in the skeletal ball. The method of production is in stark contrast, it uses the technology of laser sintering. Bronze powder is fused and printed into a three-dimensional shape by lasers.

30 Dec 2012