Vessels made from pencils by Tuomas Markunpoika

Markunpoika-Amalgamated

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.

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Images via Markunpoika

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).

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