Kelly Marklove at New Designers

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New Designers 08: Middlesex University graduate Kelly Marklove presented a range of inkwells and writing tools at New Designers in London last month.

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Articles for writing, drawing and marking are arranged around a central block of ash, which becomes stained over time with excess ink.

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"This series of mark-making tools is based on the notion that marks and stains give suggestions of what has been and thus give a life and history to an object," explains Marklove.

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"As well as supporting the inkwells, the wooden blocks act as a blot for excess ink, preserving the stains rather than disregarding them."

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"The porcelain inkwells are stained with ink and in time will change with use."

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"The pens have been developed from tools I use myself for mark making and drawing. Because they are hand made each pen differs from the next, making the quality of line it produces unique."

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Posted on Friday, August 15th, 2008 at 9:25 am by Rob Ong. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • zm

    love the ancient writing methods!! Quite intriguing.

    Utter waste of ash wood.No relation!! , what its doing on dezeen?

  • edward

    “The porcelain inkwells are stained with ink and in time will change with use.‚ÄĚ

    I took the pieces for a metaphor of some sort not usable implements. The one with the lip is like the ink well of old that fit into a hole in the students desk top. Pre ball point of course.

  • olgv.

    nice devices/improvisations … I’m curios if Kelly Marklove have any asiatic connections….. because we can remarc the asiatic inspiration.

    It’s on DEZEEN because, it’s an object, an improvisation which… was designed :P … I think it’s better to have more than architecture here. At least the “smart” guys cant think any more … “oh .. it’s not architecture, what will I say now ?” :))

    peace and love my friends

  • Mattia

    If the quality was better I suppose I could appreciate it more, but for a conceptional work like this I could care less.

  • zuy

    design pauvre? = art pauvre?

  • Tyler

    I don’t get it but the contrast between surfaces is awesome!