ariane prin extrudes school waste to produce from here for here pencils
ariane prin extrudes school waste to produce from here for here pencils ariane prin extrudes school waste to produce from here for here pencils
jul 07, 2011

ariane prin extrudes school waste to produce from here for here pencils

ariane prin extrudes school waste to produce from here for here pencils all images courtesy of ariane prin




french designer ariane prin has created ‘from here for here’ as a part of her master’s program at the royal college of art. with the aim of supplying drawing tools for students, this project produces pencils sustainably by using waste from various departments of the school: each writing utensil has a center filled with graphite from the glass department, and its body comprised of sawdust from the wood workshop, clay from the ceramic department, and flour from the cafeteria. aligning human activities with environmental principles, this efficient production process makes use of available materials and can be adapted to various contexts.

as prin explains, ‘the ‘from here for here’ project include two main issues: 
1. create useful products specific to a site from the waste generated there.
 2. the legitimacy of creating new objects by keeping the enjoyment of making without the guilt.‘

the co-extruder’s working parts

final pencils

various production batches

production materials (from top left to bottom right): sawdust from the wood workshop, flour from the canteen, clay from the ceramic department, graphite from the glass department

pencil recipe refinement

co-extruder during production

progress of co-extrusion

concept sketch and realization

production process

for more on prin’s work, see designboom’s previous coverage of her ‘air-hair machine.’

  • awesome! very good work ariane!

    sasank says:
  • very nice investigation! should see this more often! thanks

    sam says:
  • Did you already have a look at the Wopex from Staedtler?

    Hamburgism says:

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