In this one-of-a-kind “Pencil Knolling Device,” Keunho Peter Park explores the limits of a design he developed for the Center’s 2021 Bandsaw Box Auction.
Park’s “Pencil Knolling Device” pushes the limits of tradition with this funky and functional bandsaw box. Its sturdy, well-designed box base allows for a lid with personality and functionality. “Knolling” is a design slang term named after the Knoll furniture company, which famously uses 90º angles in their designs, as such, “knolling” denotes turning objects 90º to a flat surface, which this knolling device does to pencils placed on the lid.
The lid provides a simple yet ergonomic resting place for current pencils while the interior allows for storage of pencils yet-to-be-used.
Keunho Peter Park is a Korean-American artist, a woodworker, a furniture designer/maker and an instrument maker who teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He holds a B.F.A in painting from South Korea’s Kookmin University and a 2013 M.F.A. in Woodworking and Furniture Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Among other honors, Peter won a 2015 Wharton Esherick award at the Philadelphia Museum of Art craft show, and served as a Windgate resident artist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
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Materials: Basswood, milk paint
Dimensions: 5″ x 9″ x 3″
To view more of Keunho Peter Park’s work, visit: http://www.studiospong.com