Designers: Sam Hecht and Kim Colin
As their book The Usefulness of Small Things attests, Hecht and Colin take pleasure in everyday items, so it was natural they would provide a Pencil Cup for Formwork to hold everyday writing instruments. In providing a place for these analog tools, the designers thoughtfully included a ledge for smaller items, too, some certainly digital, such as a memory stick.
"The true nature of what serves us on a daily basis is far more varied than we might have imagined."Sam Hecht and Kim Colin
Balancing meticulous attention to details with a thoughtful consideration of context, Hecht and Colin created Formwork in varying permutations, allowing some items to be kept out of view, while others remain within reach, based on aesthetic considerations or frequency of use. The sophisticated forms, material production, and color palette indicate a level of thoughtfulness rarely brought to desktop goods. Each form is shaped in ABS plastic with a non-slip silicone base.