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Bryan Wong ZrO2 Pencil Sharpener
ZrO2 Pencil Sharpener is Silver Design Award winner in 2016 - 2017 Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design Award Category.
ZrO2 Pencil Sharpener

In everyone’s childhood, one of the first objects they encounter is a pencil and sharpener. Standing over the trash bin and sharpening your tool, and make your marks on paper. This interaction can be related to everyone across different cultures and background. The pencil sharpener is a work of beauty — it’s a piece that expresses simplicity and the magic of analog. A pencil sharpener is honest, and as you sharpen your pencil, you see the graphite and wood shavings fly out each turn.By utilizing zirconia’s material property, the blade doesn’t need to be changed and sharpens smoothly.

ZrO2 Pencil Sharpener
Bryan Wong ZrO2
Bryan Wong Pencil Sharpener
Bryan Wong design
Bryan Wong design
Bryan Wong

Bryan Wong is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer who believes that design should be created with a twist of respect and dash of playfulness. Bryan observes the world around him constantly and is always inspired by them. Bryan's vision is to design simple products that can trigger a deeper connection between users and materials — making the ordinary extraordinary. Bryan observes the world around him constantly and is always inspired by them. This passion and curiosity lead Bryan to great discoveries, allowing him to create innovative, beautiful and compelling products that solve real needs. Bryan likes to explore how different materials and manufacturing method can accentuate designs of an object. This micro consideration shows the level of detail are taken into account of people's lifestyles, and how it enables the user to do better, complex work and eliminates frustration. A 2015 graduate of Pratt Institute's acclaimed ID program, Bryan has developed products on his own and in collaboration with others. Bryan grew up in Hong Kong, Canada and the USA. As a Third Culture Individual, he is heavily influenced by many cultures. This global experience gives him unique insight and experience upon which to draw from in his design work.

Bryan Wong and Chengtao Yi

Bryan Wong and Chengtao Yi are both industrial designers graduated from Pratt Institute in New York. Despite their full-time design jobs, they occasionally collaborate together and design products that interest themselves. Their vision is to design simple products that can trigger a deeper connection between users and materials — making the ordinary extraordinary. They observe the world around them constantly and are always inspired by them. This passion and curiosity lead them to great discoveries, allowing them to create innovative, beautiful and compelling products that solve real needs. Chengtao likes to explore how objects affordance can profoundly influence how we feel, think and behave, whereas Bryan likes to explore how different materials and manufacturing method can accentuate designs of an object. This micro consideration shows the level of detail are taken into account of people's lifestyles, and how it enables the user to do better, complex work and eliminates frustration. Now Bryan is based in Brooklyn and Chengtao is carrying out his practice in Chengdu, China. This international bond and global experience also provide them with unique insights, design philosophies, as well as design methodologies upon which to draw from in their design work.