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Weird Furniture: Pencil Bench

Boex 3D Creative Solutions designed this quirky bench to see if it could "incorporate an everyday office object into a piece of furniture." It's made up of 1600 pencils, and each can be removed and used. The bench won the "Best of Show" award at the 2007 Cornwall UK Design Week. Do you think it's a winner?

Pets Pets 9 years
I think it looks super cool but I have to agree with the other comments – seems like it would get very dirty and not be that comfortable... I'd love to see it with a clear (glass) top to use as a coffee table though!
Mokona Mokona 9 years
Looks neat! But I would have to sit on it first. Looks like it could be irritatingly pokey.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
Ouch........it's like a time out bench for my kids.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Hahaha very weird...
missyd missyd 9 years
THAT is freakin awesome!!!!
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 9 years
I think it's kinda cool- I like the pink too. But I don't think it's very functional.
ames3560 ames3560 9 years
I think my bum would hate me. But I love the pink and the concept!
pickle pickle 9 years
I love it! I'd pick it up in a heartbeat.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Neat!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
HAHA! weird, but diff..wouldnt the eraser rub off on some clothes?
Cris1192 Cris1192 9 years
I think some designer furniture , like this one , is just to be looked at and not used, because they can look really cool but they're totally inpractical, like what Row D said
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 9 years
i think my butt cheeks just clenched together in fear of this chair.
figurine figurine 9 years
It's definitely a winner.
designergirl designergirl 9 years
I really like it.
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
Sitting on it must be very uncomfortable
steph_b_247 steph_b_247 9 years
I actually really want that.
veside veside 9 years
I always like things that tweak everyday objects usage...
motherof3 motherof3 9 years
It is pretty cool.
lifer_refil lifer_refil 9 years
Row D, agreed. It is spiffy, though.
Row-D Row-D 9 years
Wouldn't the eraser bits get worn out if you sat on them a lot?? And they'd get dirty from the dye on your jeans, etc... Design wise looks cool, but it didn't take long for me to think... "ew".
emalove emalove 9 years
I would love to have this for my classroom!!! Then my students would never ask me to borrow a pencil...haha.
guineapiggin9 guineapiggin9 9 years
So cool but yet so weird.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
That's pretty cool.. but i would never buy it
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