Faber - Modern stoneware

Faber - Modern stoneware on the desk

Faber- Modern stone ware

We have lots of tools in our daily life and normally use them in the usual way for intended purposes. 
Sometimes, however, we also use them in a different way. For example, we can use a computer mouse for holding a paper.
It may be not the original purpose of the mouse. But in this situation, it does not seem so abnormal.
The reason why it is not that much weird, I think, we already know that the mouse's shape and weights are fit for holding paper pieces.
This is not all. I have faced similar situation in daily life so much.
After all, I began to wonder where current tool shapes came from and how people can use tools instinctually depending on their shapes.
To find the answer, I traced back to the primitive ages that human being had started to use raw materials or natural objects for the first time.



Faber on the desk



Natural object's form study
In prehistoric time, natural objects, such as leaves, bones, stones, and claws of animal, would have been used without any particular process. Over time, human have gradually made more sophisticated tools and finally they started to look like we see today.
In this respect, most of the artificial tools have been inspired by the nature.
So the initial process of my project was to make some tool forms similar to the natural things.
And next, I started to especially focus on stones in that the stoneware is a turning point in human history.



debris of plaster blocks



Gathered specimen from massive plaster




Random - stylized sketch inspired by a shattering rock


 
Final sketch of product



Faber from gathered specimen



Various Usability


This is just my example of usability.
It is not correct answer of this product's function.

Then, how can you use this product for yourself?

Youngmin Kang / Designer
Seoul, South Korea
youngmiin.k@gmail.com
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