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The write bench

The write bench

Why lie on a bed of nails when you can sit on a bench of pencils? The aptly named Pencil Bench is the award-winning work of UK design company Boex 3D Creative Solutions. The inspiration for the bench stemmed from an office conversation in which the designers asked themselves whether an everyday office object could be incorporated into a piece of furniture. The result is this bright and funky bench, comprised of 1600 pencils, individually sprung. And if ever you’re on the hunt for that elusive pencil, each pencil in the bench can be removed and used. 

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