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Beaver-Inspired Pencil Sharpeners

The Kastor Pencil Sharpener is Ideal for Canadian Students

— January 28, 2013 — Art & Design
The Kastor pencil sharpener is almost too clever for its own good. The beaver-inspired designed was created by Rodrigo Torres of the Italian design studio Alessi. The Kastor pencil sharpener was created for the Maison et Objet trade show in Paris.

If you thought that pencil sharpeners were immune to design, then you thought wrong. Many designers have recently taken it upon themselves to reinvent the pencil sharpener. Torres latest effort is one of many quirky pencil sharpeners to recently come out of the design world. Creatives have made pencil sharpeners out of everything from Pinocchio's face to a human nose (seriously). However, his design is especially appropriate and quirky. The Kastor pencil sharpener is not currently available for purchase, but it shouldn't take long for the design to make it to market.
Trend Themes
1. Reinventing Pencil Sharpeners - Designers are exploring creative and quirky ways to reinvent the traditional pencil sharpener, opening up opportunities for innovative and unique designs.
2. Functional Design Accessories - Designers are incorporating functionality and cleverness into everyday objects, such as the beaver-inspired Kastor pencil sharpener, creating disruptive innovation opportunities.
3. Playful Office Supplies - There is a growing trend of incorporating playfulness and creativity into office supplies, as seen in the quirky designs of pencil sharpeners like the Kastor.
Industry Implications
1. Design and Decor - The design industry can capitalize on the trend of reinventing traditional office supplies, such as pencil sharpeners, by creating unique and eye-catching designs.
2. Stationery and School Supplies - The stationery industry can embrace the trend of functional and playful design accessories, like the Kastor pencil sharpener, to cater to consumers looking for innovative and interesting products.
3. Trade Shows and Exhibitions - Trade shows and exhibitions focusing on design and creativity, such as the Maison et Objet trade show in Paris, can showcase and promote the latest and most innovative office supplies, including reinvented pencil sharpeners.
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