No.30 Pencil Sharpener


Created by Nicol Boyd and Tomas Rosén of ‘Office for Product Design’, the No.30 Pencil Sharpener features a superellipsoid body, cast in two pieces. The top half is an integrally-formed sharpener made of lightweight aluminum, contrasting the hefty bottom made of zinc alloy. Both pieces are finished with a rough surface for a uniform look and a better grip. Thanks to its low center of gravity, the sharpener stands straight and rights itself when pushed over, keeping any lead or shavings from spilling out.

Made by No.30, a family-run workshop specialized in zinc casting (their brand name is based on zinc’s atomic number on the periodic table)

Designer Nicol Boyd and Tomas Rosén
Maker No.30
Material Aluminum, zinc alloy, steel blade (by M+R, Germany)
Dimensions ø3.6 × H4.5 cm | ø1.4 × H1.75 in.
Origin Taiwan

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