The skills of our hand are required each day. The coordination between hands and eyes is especially perceivable when we write. The most common grip of a pen is the three-point grip. As an issue when writing for some time, fingers tend to cramp because of the tiny diameter of most pens.
Pegpen directly makes use of the three-point grip. The structure of a triangle is used at the top region of the pen. Cramping is prevented through a rising diameter towards the tip of the pen. The fingers are supported by pegging the weight of the hand.
Modeling was mainly done by 3D printing using CREO parametric 3D.
university of the arts Berlin, 3nd semester, 2017
Starting the project the emphasis lay on simple but effective models made by turning foam. An open minded and experimental approach lead to a focus on the bottom model which assisted writing in a way worth exploring.
An excerpt of 3d printed form studies of the pen's tip. As this is the most important ergonomic position for the fingers, lots of iterations and development were essential.
The metallic varnish connotates quality and elegance as well as resilience and durability. The slightly reflective surface emphasizes structural transitions and the composition of geometric and organic form.
A half turn of the pen’s top makes the lead disappear when not in use. Also, the lead can be easily replaced.