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Pencil Sharpener / stationery

Pencil Sharpener
Pencil Sharpener

In Africa, learning opportunities don't come easily. Designers find inspiration in pencil shavings, which can make children realize the value of life. The way the pencil sharpener is designed is a circular closed-loop time progress bar. Insert the sharp pencil and rotate it gently. The discarded scraps are turning out like the time progress bar is slowly loading. When the time progress bar completes a circle, it also means that the pencil is 100% sharpened. The "life" of the pencil is like disappearing with the completion of the time progress bar.

University

Huizhou University

Huizhou University
Huizhou, Guangdong, China

weicheng Deng,
Huizhou University