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Zirconia Sharpener by Chengtao Yi and Bryan Wong

Zirconia Sharpener by Chengtao Yi and Bryan Wong
13 May 2016

We appreciate it when designers seize a common object that's already almost perfect to push to its limits.

Chengtao Yi and Bryan Wong are New York-based industrial designers. One of their latest creations is a very simple pencil sharpener.

"For drawings and note taking, we always sharpen our pencils. We believe a pencil sharpener made with beautiful and durable material is functional hence leads to desirability. We love the beauty of simplicity, and the magic of analog. It’s honest and thoughtful. We want to reinterpret the analog pencil sharpener that we’re already familiar with, a product that we trust and use everyday. The blade and body are made from zirconia and fused into a single unibody block. By utilizing zirconia's material property, the blade doesn't need to be changed and offers a smooth sharpening experience."

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