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Hirofumi Kanasashi's Propeller Pen is Made Using Metal Craft Techniques

By: Meghan Young - Published: Oct 20, 2011 • References: momastore.org and bookofjoe
Pieces that serve one function are no longer interesting to consumers, which is why things like the Propeller Pen have become so popular. Although the Propeller Pen may seem quite simple, it is actually quite complex. As its name suggests, it actually spins playfully when placed on its stand.

Yet the Propeller Pen is not just named for what it is capable of. The Propeller Pen is designed with precision metal craft techniques used to make aviation parts. Made out of aluminum, it is available in both silver and orange. Designed by Hirofumi Kanasashi, it is currently being sold on the MoMA online store, which shows that the Propeller pen is more than it seems.