Taking the pencil as symbolic of creativity, art and craft, Amalgamated is a project by Finnish artist Tuomas Markunpoika which examines the pencil as a mass produced tool that serves an individual purpose. These vases are created by gluing one facet of a pencil to another, making use of their hexagonal shape to form a solid mass. The block of pencils is then machined with a lathe and turned into a finished shape. Each limited edition vessel unveils a different pattern from its inner structure, revealing the beauty of the pencils. The project was in partnership with Faber-Castell.
Images via Markunpoika