The kitchen pencil created by London designer Seabstian Bergne is a great mashup of two classics, the old school wooden kitchen spoon and the standard pencil. This would be such a random thing to have in the kitchen that I'm sure it would start many a converstation. I guess you just have to watch out where you sharpen your kitchen pencil you wouldn't want to get pencil shavings into your Soufflé. A little about the designer and a link to Sebastian's portfolio under that.
Born in 1966, Sebastian Bergne’s work is characterised by his approach more than by a formal signature. His projects are innovative but familiar, simple yet cleaver and always a pleasure to use.
He studied Industrial Design from 1985-88 at the Central School of Art and Design, London and then at the Royal College of Art, London, graduating in 1990 with distinction.
His London studio was established in 1990, with a second in Bologna (Italy) between 2000 and 2007. He collaborates with many internationally renowned manufacturers of consumer products and furniture. This work has been widely published, exhibited, included in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and the Design Museum (London) and honored with numerous international design awards.
Throughout his career, Sebastian Bergne has regularly contributed to graduate and postgraduate design education in respected institutions worldwide. In 2008 he was appointed visiting professor at the Royal College of Art (London).