nikolas bentel's chalk drawers create patterns of dots, circles and lines

nikolas bentel's chalk drawers create patterns of dots, circles and lines

nikolas bentel’s architectural drawing toys are made entirely out of chalk. designed with young architects and designers in mind, the three chalk drawers can create geometrically precise patterns of either dots, circles or straight lines.

the circle drawer and the type of mark that it can make



bentel reimagined the typical chalk shape through several 3d-printing experiments before concluding in the three final objects. each drawer is designed on a quinary number system, which allows them to be used as an accurate drawing instrument for any metric system, and, because they can draw five lines at once, the toys can also be used to draw musical staff lines. the drawers are currently on display at the new museum’s store shop in new york city.

the dot drawer and the type of mark that it can make


the line drawer displayed with the type of mark that it can make

the line drawer can make a variety of line widths

the dot drawer can be used to create many dots along your drawing surface

the circle drawer can make a variety of circular patterns

the three drawers are designed specially to either make dots, circles or straight lines to give the user tools to create the three fundamental building blocks of drawing

there are three types of chalk drawers, each is designed with its own special ability

the packaging of the chalk drawers

the installation at the new museum’s storefront window

creating the installation at the new museum’s window display

nikolas bentel using the chalk drawers to create the window display in the lobby of the new museum



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