Auckland based design and art practice KAMP.studio has released a collection of limited edition sculptural products for the home and body. The 2017 collection includes a desk pen designed to be cherished forever, nature-inspired jewellery and a number of home ware products. Thoughtfully designed with incredible attention to detail, every piece in the collection is made by a combination of advanced 3D printing technologies and traditional handcraft.
The signature product of the collection is Era; a sculptural desk pen created in response to the staggering number of ballpoint pens disposed of every year. Designed to be cherished forever, the Era Pen is 3D printed in wax, then hand cast in luxurious metals (solid bronze or sterling silver) and left with a raw finish that is imperfect from day one and patinas with age. What's more, the Era has a twisted triangular profile that makes it specific to either left or right-handed owners, and when not in use, the pen stands in a solid porcelain base, forming a piece of desktop sculpture. Genius!
“The Era Pen is the perfect representation of our intention to use the accuracy of new technologies and the beautiful imperfection of handcraft, to create products that are explorative, ethical and elegant all at once.” – Daniel Kamp
The collection is available to purchase online.
Images courtesy of Kamp.studio
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