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.‘

ariane prin extrudes school waste to produce from here for here pencils the co-extruder’s working parts

ariane prin extrudes school waste to produce from here for here pencils final 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 various production batches

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

ariane prin extrudes school waste to produce from here for here pencils pencil recipe refinement

ariane prin extrudes school waste to produce from here for here pencils co-extruder during production

ariane prin extrudes school waste to produce from here for here pencils progress of co-extrusion

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

ariane prin extrudes school waste to produce from here for here pencils concept sketch and realization

production process

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

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

    Hamburgism
  • very nice investigation! should see this more often! thanks

    sam
  • awesome! very good work ariane!

    sasank

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