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Rachel Tardif - Designer

Desktoy pencil holder


This wooden pencil holder is meant to be manipulated and played with. This is a promotional object and comes with a pencil.

  • Software: Rhinoceros
  • Size: around 4 x 4 x 4 in
  • Materials: Pine

Detail on the pencil
The desktoys

Initial idea

The initial idea was to make a spherical pencil holder. The pencil inserted was a way to prevent the object to roll around. The fist maquette was 3D printed.

First model 3D printed

Raw blocks


Over five prototypes were made to perfect pencil holder. The main challenge was to maximize the number of holes without make them intersect with each other.

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