Fraser’s vision is to create playful projects that open our imaginations and encourage human interaction. It took more than 100 prototypes before his design studio in Glasgow, Scotland, came up with a way to fit all the components of a pen onto a single sheet of plywood the size of a postcard. The 22 structural pieces can be punched out of the plywood and assembled into a DIY writing instrument. The pen maker fits all the pieces together, and then shrink wraps the entire assembly in rubber to keep it intact (you need a hairdryer for this step).
Building the pen is a fun, creative exercise. When it’s finished, an object we usually take for granted becomes more meaningful. The mighty pen is even mightier when you build it yourself.