29-year-old interior architect Johannes Albert and book designer Helmut Stabe have designed and realised a concept for the Mitteldeutscher Verlag Publishers, which plays with the pencil as give-away, that fundamentally shapes the look of the stand. The idea is that the visitors can decide to take a pen, alter the display, or leave it all as is.
The simple but versatile writing utensil is turned into a three dimensional pattern that becomes a shelve and the lettering. Some of the 15.000 pencils are even used as constructional components: 315 pencils keep eight perforated boards in position. [via TheCoolHunter]