Chocolate pencils by Nendo | Dezeen

Chocolate pencils by Nendo

Japanese designers Nendo have created chocolate pencils for Tokyo patissier Tsujiguchi Hironobu.

The pencils come with a sharpener so chocolate shavings can be grated on top of pastries and desserts.chocolate-pencils03.jpg
The pencils come with a sharpener so chocolate shavings can be grated on top of pastries and desserts.
chocolate-pencils01.jpg

Here's a bit of text from Nendo:

--

Chocolate-pencils is a collaboration with patissier Tsujiguchi Hironobu, the mastermind behind popular dessert shops like Mont St. Claire and Le Chocolat de H. Tsujiguchi created a new dessert based on his impression of Nendo after conversations with us, and we designed new tableware for them.

chocolate-pencils02.jpg

We wanted our plates to show off the beauty of meals and desserts like a painting on a canvas. Based on this idea, our "chocolate pencils" come in a number of cocoa blends that vary in intensity, and chocophiles can use the special "pencil sharpener" that comes with our plate to grate chocolate onto their dessert.

chocolate-pencils05.jpg

Pencil filings are usually the unwanted remains of sharpening a pencil but in this case they're the star!

Photographs by H-STYLE/FG-MUSASHI