February 24, 2015
As part of an Industrial Design course, I was given a block of cherry wood (roughly 1" x 3" x 12") and tasked with creating a letter opener. I created this elegant solution that acts as both a letter opener and a nice desk piece. Below are some sketches that show the evolution of the piece's form. It's core function lies with it's ability to open a letter, which gives rise to a tapered body that slowly comes to a point.