Who would have thought the humble pencil would be capable of achieving such beauty? In a collaboration with Faber-Castell, Finnish artist Tuomas Markunpoika of Studio Markunpoika created a series of stunning vases for his “Amalgamated” collection. Made by gluing hundreds of pencils together in sheets, these vases are then machined with a lathe and filed down to its final shape.
“Amalgamated” is a collection which explores the relationship of a mass produced ‘tool’ and its individual purpose. The beauty of the pencil as an object seems to go unnoticed if utilised only for their primary purpose. “Amalgamated” is a visual and tactile investigation by using pencils as a raw material. This holistic principle has been the fundament for creating this set of vases; let the pencils become a thing themselves.