Bryan Wong and Chengtao Yi have conceived the Zirconia Sharpener, a pencil sharpener made with a beautiful and durable material that offers a smooth sharpening experience. The blade and body are made from zirconia and fused into a single unibody block. By utilizing zirconia’s material property, the blade doesn’t need to be changed, thus creating a lifelong drawing tool for everyone who use pencils.
“In everyone’s childhood, one of the first objects they encounter is a pencil and a pencil sharpener. For drawing and note taking, we always sharpen our pencils. We believe a pencil sharpener made with a beautiful and durable material is functional hence leads to desirability. We think that the pencil sharpener is a work of beauty — it’s a piece that expresses simplicity and the magic of analog. Our goal was to reinterpret the analog pencil sharpener that we’re already familiar with, a product that we trust and use everyday.” saids the designers about the Zirconia Sharpener.