Kelly Marklove at New Designers

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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